IC Giving Day raised over $1 million despite community members expressing differing opinions over the college’s decisions over this academic year.
It is unclear what affect President Tom Rochon’s stepping down will have on fundraising. Chris Biehn, vice president for institutional advancement and communication, said he does not know how the comprehensive campaign, which began in 2014, will be affected.
Money given to Ithaca College through the fund does not go to paying salaries, keeping the lights on, and it definitely doesn’t go into Tom Rochon’s pocket despite popular belief.
A proposed fundraising campaign by the Division of Institutional Advancement aims to raise $150–200 million by 2020 to go toward the priorities of Ithaca College’s strategic plan, IC 20/20.