|Note the goal: $350,000|
|Oddly, the goal has changed: $200,000|
A reader has sent us the following alleged factoids:
This year’s PRO IVC Goal was $350k (see top left on original webpage flyer).
After the campaign was over, the Foundation/Administration crowed that they had exceeded their goal. Hooray!
But wait! They only collected $204k. How then could they have exceeded their goal?
Answer: they simply changed it, after the fact. See the more recent page (above) where the "goal" has somehow shrunk from $350k to $200k. No explanation is offered.
But it gets worse. The $204k collected for 2012-13 was $25,000 less than the amount collected during the 2011-12 campaign ($229k). [A close paraphrase of remarks I received.]
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—So, you be the judge. Are Morley and friends pulling a bait and switch? Or no?
The Irvine Valley College Foundation PRO IVC Committee proudly announces the results of 2011-2012 PRO IVC Campaign. The Pledge drive began in October 2011 and ended April 2, 2012.
A total of 91 campus organizations participated in the 2011-2012 PRO IVC campaign and a total of $229,477 was raised by the groups and their donors, sponsors….and the hard work of IVC faculty, staff and supporters.
The IVC Foundation matches a total of $75,000 toward the PRO IVC campaign, meaning that a total of $304,477 will be distributed among the 91 organizations that participated for 2011-2012. The amount each organization will receive is based on the amount they actually raised plus a pro-rata portion of the $75,000 of the IVC Foundation funding. The total allocation for all organizations, including the foundation match and the amount raised by the campus organization ranges from $50 to a whopping $9,352.
PRO IVC campus chairs Steven Rochford and Dennis Gordon deserve high praise for their leadership and undoubting efforts to garner and fulfill pledges from all of the campus supporters.
"I know of no other program statewide that is initiated and run by campus faculty and staff that is as successful as PRO IVC" states Richard Morley, IVC Foundation Executive Director. "The work of our faculty and staff in helping to fund programs and scholarships for our students through PRO IVC is unprecedented.
"As the IVC Foundation ramps up staff and fund raising efforts, we hope to continue further support this very important IVC campaign each year."
Congratulations to all who participated!
If you have information that sheds light on the situation, let us know.
Remember: those who object to this post have recourse beyond whining. They can simply comment on the blog, offering explanations or refutations or whatever. (We only delete comments when they are beyond the pale: racist remarks, mere name-calling, etc.) Or they can contact me and explain their complaint, which will be taken seriously. (I can easily be contacted qua faculty at IVC.)
We're always interested in getting the facts straight.
Dennis Gordon writes:
Roy, just some clarification. The PRO IVC campaign you raised an issue about is the current campaign (for the 2012-2013 year) which according to the masthead raised $204,504. It is odd that the Goal was $350,000 on one masthead and $200,000 on another. However, the PRO IVC announcement you quoted is for the prior year campaign (for the 2011-2012 year) which raised $229,477 and also provided a $75,000 match as stated in the announcement.
Neither Steve Rochford or I were involved in the current 2012-2013 campaign, so there must have been other (as you state) "Morley and friends" involved. As co-chairs of PRO IVC for a number of years, we always posted the goal and actual results and even had a thermometer on the Student Services Building to display the results to the campus. I hope this clarifies the situation you raised about the current campaign for 2012-13 and any confusion with individuals involved in prior PRO IVC CampaignsDennis, as always, thanks. --RB