2010-11 Philanthropic Annual Report

Benchmarking Performance

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The factors for determining peer groups include the number of full-time professional fundraisers, the number of individual donors, and the endowment market value. These factors have been determined as the leading indicators for fundraising success.

Three-Year History of Gift Commitments
by Peer Group*
Three-Year History of Gift Commitments by Peer Group
2008/09 $361.2 million
2009/10 $263.2 million
2010/11 $342.8 million

*Does not include the Chancellor's Office

Charitable Commitments as a Percentage of the State General Fund Allocation
  2008/09 2009/10 2010/11
Gift Commitments* $363,926,355 $265,200,484 $344,667,504
State General Fund $2,795,240,005 $2,166,062,017 $2,433,901,014
Total Gift Commitments as a %
of State General Fund Allocation
13% 12% 14%
Group I Average 9% 8% 7%
Group II Average 10% 10% 15%
Group III Average 23% 23% 23%

*Includes gift commitments to Chancellor's Office.