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To Give Or Not To Give . . .


In this week’s Clarion Call, Jane Shaw ponders her response to the annual fundraising letter from her alma mater. Is Wellesley worth donating to? What’s the opportunity cost?

I suspect that the time when most alums automatically wrote out checks is past. Thanks to the economic strangulation wrought by Washington and increasing scrutiny of the spending practices of colleges and universities (something for which the Pope Center can take a bit of credit), fundraising appeals will be less and less productive.


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