And the Winner is… Raleigh, North Carolina!
More than 20 alumni regions across the country competed for the Face-Off title during the 12-month period ending June 30. The competition was based on the percentage of alumni who made a gift to UC in any amount during that time.
Raleigh jumped out to an early lead and held on, posting a final alumni giving rate of 13.8% to win bragging rights and some special Face-Off prizes. (See below for complete 2011 Face-Off results and click here for more competition details.)
While Raleigh alums claimed the 2011 title, everyone who made a gift supported the university’s ongoing 1819 initiative, which provided a big win for UC. Hundreds of alumni made their first gift during the Face-Off, helping UC’s alumni participation rise from 11.2% to 12.5% as of June 30. The university’s goal is 18.19% by 2015.