Roberts Fund Has An Exciting Announcement to Make

From the President: Summer 2016
August 22, 2016
Letter From the Editor: Summer 2016
August 22, 2016

The Roberts Fund has an exciting announcement to make. As of June 30, the end of our fiscal year, together we have raised $1,026,135, toward student scholarships! This surpasses our goal by more than $225,000. We are humbled and grateful that alumni and friends of Roberts Wesleyan College have joined together during our 150th anniversary to support our mission to provide scholarships for our students. This support makes a life-changing impact on our students. Thank you!

We would like to invite you to join our faithful community of donors and make a difference in the lives of our students.
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The Roberts Circle is the foundation of the Roberts Fund. More than 450 members have committed to give $1,000 to student scholarships every year. We are blessed to have supporters who choose to make a difference in the lives of our students in such a big way. In thanks and recognition of your generosity, we provide special benefits to our members:
•Welcome gifts, such as a Roberts Circle lapel pin and Roberts Circle socks

•Name listed as a member of the Roberts Circle on the Roberts Wesleyan College website
•Invitations to exclusive events, such as the Roberts Circle Banquet
•Quarterly letters with the inside scoop from the President
•Free six month membership to the Voller Athletic Center (April — December)
•Two free tickets to a Performing Arts Series event or discount on theatrical shows
•Access to Golisano Library
•10% discount to the bookstore
•And more!

One person can make an infinite difference. We hope you can see the impact your support has on our students. Our goal is to double the Roberts Circle over the next few years. To achieve this, we will need your help. If you are already a member, we encourage you to invite others to explore this amazing opportunity, and to those who are interested in participating, please visit


Fiscal year-end numbers — We are excited to announce that the Roberts Fund has raised $1,026,135, surpassing our goal of $800,000!

Chelsea Forestal 18

Chelsea Forestal ’18
While I was in high school and looking at colleges, I quickly discovered that Roberts was the perfect school for me. Between the great Social Work program, the many opportunities for students, the Christian atmosphere and the professors’ dedication to their students, I knew Roberts was where I wanted to go. I applied and was overjoyed when I was accepted! However, at the same time, I was concerned about how I could afford to go to school. I have a single mother and finances are tight, so my dream of going to Roberts was slowly slipping away. I began to pray and I knew if God wanted me to go to Roberts He would find a way for me to attend. After working with financial aid, I was able to get a scholarship, which allowed me to attend Roberts. I am so grateful for the generous donors and the Roberts Fund that made it possible for me to afford my dream school.