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Rollins College Endowment Fund

Name: Rollins College

Assets Under Management: $601.5 Million (Source: Duke University on 5/31/2013)

Annual Report: Rollins College Consolidated Financial Statements Years Ended May 31, 2013 and 2012

Portfolio Insights: “Rollins College (the College) is an independent, nonsectari an college established in 1885. It is fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The College is a not-for-profit corporation under both federal and state rules. The College fulfills its educational mission through three major programs: the Arts and Science division offers a full-time program leading to a liberal arts degree; the Crummer Graduate School of Business offers full and part-time programs leading to graduate degrees; the Hamilton Holt School offers evening and weekend programs leading to undergraduate and graduate degrees in liberal arts and several specialized areas.” (Source)

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Top Rollins College Endowment Fund Headlines:

1) Rollins College educates students for global citizenship and responsible leadership, empowering graduates to pursue meaningful lives and productive careers. We are committed to the liberal arts ethos and guided by its values and ideals. Our guiding principles are excellence, innovation, and community.

Rollins is a comprehensive liberal arts college. Rollins is nationally recognized for its distinctive undergraduate and selected graduate programs. We provide opportunities to explore diverse intellectual, spiritual, and aesthetic traditions. We are dedicated to scholarship, academic achievement, creative accomplishment, cultural enrichment, social responsibility, and environmental stewardship. We value excellence in teaching and rigorous, transformative education in a healthy, responsive, and inclusive environment. (Source)

2) Jan 20, 2009 – The Olin Library at Rollins College has maintained a Book-A-Year Endowment Fund for nearly fifty years. The Endowment, which is a major fund-raising vehicle for the Library, allows a donor to purchase a book every year in his or her own name or in the name of a friend or relative. The fund is maintained cooperatively by the Library and the Development Office. This paper assesses the effectiveness of the Book-A-Year Fund as a development tool, explains how the fund is maintained, and explores the desirability of establishing such funds in other libraries. (Source)

3) Aug 18, 2014 – Owned by Rollins College, one of the country’s most lauded liberal arts colleges, and managed by The Olympia Companies, The Alfond Inn was funded in part with a $12.5-million grant from the Harold Alfond Foundation. The additional $20 million was financed by the school’s cash reserve. Philanthropist Harold Alfond, founder of Dexter Shoe Company, had long supported the college, and two of his children and two of his grandchildren attended Rollins.

The intention of the Harold Alfond Foundation was that the net operating income from The Alfond Inn would be directed to The Alfond Scholars program fund, the Rollins College premier scholarship fund, over the next 25 years or until the endowment principal reached $50 million, whichever came later. (Source)

4) Lewis M. Duncan is President of Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida, where he has served since 2004, holding the George D. and Harriet W. Cornell Professorship of Distinguished Presidential Leadership. He received his B.A. (1973) in physics and mathematics, and M.A. (1976) and Ph.D. (1977) in space physics and astronomy, all from Rice University. He is an internationally recognized scholar in the fields of space plasma physics, radar studies of the upper atmosphere, and remote-sensing technologies supporting nuclear nonproliferation. More recently, he also has become a national spokesperson for STEM educational reform and for the values of an applied liberal education. (Source)

5) Rollins College provides a personalized, hands-on education that inspires students to tackle the big challenges facing our global community. Driven by pillars of excellence, innovation and community – and nimble enough to be effective, Rollins is institutionally committed to the pursuit of creative possibilities and students are limited only by the boundaries of their own ideas. Here arts & sciences and business education coalesce to approach the world through a lens of critical liberal competencies with key pragmatic tools. Rollins carries an esteemed tradition for experiential learning with nationally-renowned community-based curriculum, research and engagement. Over 70 percent of faculty members have community engagement linked to their pedagogy. At the nexus of innovative academic work, strong philanthropic ties and an entrepreneurial ecosystem, social innovation has become a campus-wide priority for Rollins. (Source)

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