Investing in Ourselves and Our Future
Like every longstanding business, The Heights needs the ability to protect its long-term financial security. The University has its endowment; we have our fund. The Heights Fund began in 2010 as a separate nonprofit organization with the sole purpose of supporting the mission of The Heights. It exists as an entity outside of the day-to-day operations of the paper, created to be the financial backbone behind our organization and to invest in larger projects and growth. Similarly, in the face of unpredictable advertising revenue, The Heights Fund would provide us the opportunity to diversify our revenue streams. While this foresight existed, our commitment to the fund has wavered in years past and it has never reached its full potential.
This centennial campaign will be devoted to investing in our future in the form of The Heights Fund. All donations will be directed toward this account, controlled by a Board of Directors of previous editors and general managers. Removed from the day-to-day expenses of The Heights, this money will grow into our endowment, funding necessary projects we simply can’t afford now. With this campaign, we hope to create the financial foundation for our second century. Every donation received during the next two years will be a milestone in the history of The Heights.