Wesleyan Fund Hits It Big

DONOR CHALLENGE: DON’T WAIT! GIVE NOW! OPERATORS ARE STANDING BY!

Linked from Wesleyan’ s main page today is a desperate flashy new announcement designed to boost donations to The Wesleyan Fund before 2011:

For every alumni contribution of $25 or more received before December 31, 2010, Frank Sica ’73 will contribute $100 to the endowment—up to 10,000 gifts and $1 million!

Three cheers for überwealthy alums with generous Wes pride!  Sica, a former Biology major, serves on the Board of Trustees (shocker)—of Wesleyan, that is, and of the American Museum of Natural History. Do I foresee a massive exhibit on the human brain somewhere in Exley’s not-so-distant future? Please?

Some further info after the jump on the guy who may or may not be funding your financial aid for the next few years:

From 1998 to 2006, Mr. Sica worked at Soros Fund Management, LLC where he was responsible for private equity and real estate activities.  Prior to joining Soros, Mr. Sica worked at Morgan Stanley in their Merchant Banking Division.  From 1974 to 1977 Mr. Sica was an officer in the US Air Force.  He is a director of CSG Systems International, Inc., JetBlue Airways, Kohl’s Corporation and Safe Bulkers.  Mr. Sica is a Trustee of Wesleyan University and the American Museum of Natural History, a member of the Board of Overseers for the Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, and a member of the boards of the Cancer Research Institute and Business Executives for National Security.   Mr. Sica graduated from Wesleyan University in 1973 with a BA in Biology and from the Amos Tuck School of Business in 1979 with an M.B.A.

Thanks, Frank!

(Wondering about the image up there? Me too. It’s Google Image’s first result for “Wesleyan fund.” Further sleuthing reveals its subject [on the left, I presume] to be Anand Satchidanandan, assistant director of The Wesleyan Fund. Solid.)

7 thoughts on “Wesleyan Fund Hits It Big

  1. Zach

    To clarify: I have nothing but sincere gratitude to Mr. Sica and his donation to Me and You and Everyone We Know. Only commenting on the used-car-salesman-esque flashiness with which further donations are being solicited.

  2. Anonymous

    uhh why are we making fun of wesleyan fund campaigns? it’s money being donated to US, essentially…

    1. Ayn Rand

      What is the difference between a man and a parasite? A man builds. A parasite asks “Where is my share?” A man creates. A parasite says, “What will the neighbors think?” A man earns money. A parasite asks, “Where is my donation?”

    2. Anon

      seriously though… what this guy is doing for Wesleyan is actually incredible, and we shouldn’t be joking about how “desperate” it seems on behalf of the Wesleyan Fund. none of us could afford Wesleyan without this money.

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