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Fast Facts

Advancement at Seton Hall experienced a year of impressive growth in 2013-14, a year when the University brought many new ideas and engagement opportunities to its more than 92,000 alumni. Consider these achievements:

  • The undergraduate alumni giving rate increased to 8.5 percent, marking a 25 percent increase over two years.
  • New gift commitments reached $13.9 million — a jump from $9.2 million the previous year.
  • The True Blue loyalty recognition program launched to great success.
  • First major regional chapter event held in multiple cities on the same date:
    • “National Game Watch” events took place in Philadelphia, New York, Hoboken, Atlanta, Charlotte, Wilmington, N.C., Austin, Chicago, Tampa and Ft. Lauderdale.
    • Attendees at each even shared photos and updates via social media.
  • First alumni event to receive national media coverage (Valentine’s Day Renewal of Vows)
  • First married couple to receive an award at Many Are One — Gregory E. Williams ’89 and Mary (Christiano) Williams ’89
  • First National Day of Service held throughout chapter locations
  • First Young Alumni Humanitarian Award presented
  • First Volunteer Appreciation Day recognition event at women’s basketball game on campus
  • Creation of 10 new affinity clubs: Zeta Beta Tau, Alpha Gamma Delta, WSOU, PIPE Irish Culture, Alpha Sigma Phi, Pi Kappa Alpha, Recreational Sports Club, Chi Upsilon Sigma, Blue Crew and Psi Sigma Phi
  • First faculty lecture at a regional chapter event
    • San Francisco (International Monetary Fund)
    • Washington D.C. (NGO Role in Peacekeeping)
  • First welcome note-writing campaign for incoming freshmen
  • First Bounce ’n‘ Trounce event with more than 750 attendees
  • First “Seton Hall Family Day of Service” held in Sea Bright, N.J.
  • First webinar series for alumni. The inaugural four-part series featured professional development lectures and presentations. Topics covered included LinkedIn, networking, salary negotiation and social media.
  • First private reception following a career fair event to allow alumni to network one-on-one with employers
  • First “Alumni Arts” event, held in conjunction with the Department of Communication and the Arts, brought alumni from all fine and performing arts programs to campus to display their work.