Ross-CASE Survey Report 2011-12 (2013)
The annual Ross-CASE Survey report is the only detailed source of information on higher education philanthropic giving in the UK. The 2011-12 report found that total new funds secured, including new single cash gifts and the full value of new pledges (up to five years), rose by 14.4% in 2011-12 to a record amount of £774m. This is the second consecutive year that an all-time high has been reported and builds on a 10-year effort to build fundraising capacity and engage the sector more widely with philanthropy.
Numbers of both alumni and non-alumni donors also rose to record levels in 2011-12. The number of alumni making donations was up 5% in 2011-12, rising to almost 170,000, whereas the number of non-alumni donors rose by around 11%, to almost 44,000.
However, despite these overall successes, the median (average) new funds secured and cash income received by individual institutions fell in 2011-12 compared to 2010-11. This reflects increased variation in university performance: 39% saw an increase in new funds secured and 31% saw an increase in cash income, but 27% of reporting institutions also saw their new funds secured drop by more than 50%.