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Millennial Alumni Giving: Factors for Donating to Colleges and Universities

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dc.contributor.advisor Lester, Jaime R.
dc.contributor.author Gibson, Yolanda Barbier
dc.creator Gibson, Yolanda Barbier
dc.date 2015-05
dc.date.accessioned 2015-09-02T14:02:38Z
dc.date.available 2015-11-16T20:23:04Z
dc.date.issued 2015-09-02
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1920/9826
dc.description This work was embargoed by the author and will not be publicly available until November 2015. en_US
dc.description.abstract Currently, higher education advancement professionals have direct responsibility for both fund-raising, engaging alumni, and alumni programming. Alumni are the only permanent members of an institution, while presidents, faculty, and staff come and go; alumni are a part of the institution for life (Feud, 2010). Due to the steady increase of millennial alumni graduating from today's colleges and universities, millennial alumni serve as key stakeholders for many American colleges and universities. The millennial generation includes population born between 1980 and 2000 and includes approximately 78 million members (Moore, 2012). The purpose of this study was to examine factors that predict giving among millennial alumni, utilizing results from Marymount University's annual alumni survey. To determine the factors that have a relationship with lifetime giving among millennial alumni, a binary logistic regression was conducted to determine how well the independent factors predicted giving. The sample size consisted of 756 undergraduate millennial alumni. The study found that campus living, enrollment status, final grade point average, institutional aid, and overall experience are predictors of lifetime giving. As a result, implications for future research were outlined to include replicating the study with graduate millennial alumni as well as academic majors. Additionally, implication for advancement professionals included creating a culture of philanthropy among current students, providing career services to millennial alumni to keep them connected to the university beyond graduation, and crafting tailored messages specifically for millennial alumni were outlined in this dissertation. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.rights Copyright 2015 Yolanda Barbier Gibson en_US
dc.subject Alumni en_US
dc.subject Catholic en_US
dc.subject Colleges en_US
dc.subject Giving en_US
dc.subject Millennial en_US
dc.title Millennial Alumni Giving: Factors for Donating to Colleges and Universities en_US
dc.type Dissertation en
thesis.degree.name PhD in Community College Education en_US
thesis.degree.level Doctoral en
thesis.degree.discipline Community College Education en
thesis.degree.grantor George Mason University en


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