Skip to comments.Cornell University lays off employees because of fundraising problems (hah hah)
Posted on 04/22/2009 10:06:07 AM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines
As Cornell University faces greater need for donations in the current recession, it also faces having to get more funds with less money as a result of the economic crisis.
In order to better focus its fundraising efforts to meet its needs and in response to the university cutting its budget by 5 percent, Cornells Department of Alumni Affairs and Development recently laid off 41 employees, around 10 percent of the departments workforce. Richard Banks, associate vice president for alumni affairs and development at Cornell, said the positions were cut based on which positions were least crucial. He said Cornell was putting resources into hiring more frontline fundraisers to work with potential donors.
...there were fewer multiyear commitments because of donors uncertainty about the future.
Theyre not saying, No, I dont want to support Cornell, Toy said. Theyre saying oftentimes, Come back and talk to me in a month or two when I have a better understanding of my own financial situation.
Banks said the economy did not affect the fundamentals of how Cornell was raising funds, as it is always looking for ways to increase its funds and seek out new donors.
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Clear the roost, boys, the chickens are coming home in Ithaca, the City of Evil.
Proof that every cloud has a silver lining.
Alumni Affairs has 410+ employees? Can you say bloat?
Fr. Jenkins at Notre Dame, are you watching?
If the math is right, the school’s Alumni Affairs and Development Dept had 400 employees? WTF?
Cornell has the reputation of having the most generous alumni of any major university. Interesting to hear about this. I stopped giving them anything many years ago.
Can’t be. OZero promised all leftist assholes he would save them and make everything free! How can this be?
Andy Bernard stands firm.
Ridiculous. Harvard, MIT and Wellesley blow Cornell away like a wheat husk!
Most of them are probably minimum wage students whose job it is to call alumni incessantly begging for money.
I adopted the same policy relative to my alma mater several decades ago when it became obvious that the liberals had taken over and turned a once venerable institution into an academic gulag. I’d rather see parents send their children to the state U than waste > 40K to have their children’s minds marinated in what passes for scholarship on campus these days.
I still get a fund raising email, letter, or phone call about once a week. Some people just cant take a hint.
Intellectually gifted alumni of Cornell need a month or two to better understand their financial situation?
I got a call from one of those students years ago. I was tending to a sick infant, and I gave the startled co-ed a lesson in female anatomy she no doubt still remembers. ;)
I called the Development Dept head @ Cornell and demanded to be taken out of their system. They complied.
Well, Harvard's been around a whole lot longer. Don't know about the other two, just repeating what I've heard. Wish I could remember the source. But Cornell is rich, rich, rich, despite the current downturn.
They wouldn't recognize an excuse if it bit them on the......uh.... nevermind....
Cornell declares bankruptcy becomes poultry farm/ feather pillow manufacturer