80% of Young College Alumni Say 'No' to Donations

No surprise: most young alumni aren't donating to their universities in the year after a recession. Surprise (to me): half of them are yearning for a better non-financial relationship with their old schools. What would that even look like?

Interviews with alumni from the nation's top 100 universities, as defined by the U.S. News & World Report rankings, finds that eight in 10 young alumni -- those under 35 -- feel they have already given enough in tuition payments and don't see the need for further donations.

Half of the young alumni believe their school doesn't especially need the money. Nearly half say their alma mater hasn't made enough of an effort to "connect with them" apart from asking for money, according to a release.

Read the full story at the Washington Post.