Dear Friend,

I have had the privilege of serving on the Board of Directors since
 2006 and, in that time, I’ve seen the East Stroudsburg University Foundation steadily grow in the number of young lives it impacts. No matter the program or initiative, always at the core of the Foundation’s mission, are those we serve. We are here to help make a better ESU, assist in improving the student experience, and partner with University leadership in helping secure needed financial resources. Without question, it’s our pleasure to do all of these things, and more!

I am writing to you today to let you know the ESU Foundation’s affiliation with ESU is being restructured effective February 28, 2014. All alumni engagement and fundraising programs and services are reverting away from the Foundation and back to ESU. This is similar to what existed before the Foundation was instructed to more clearly separate fundraising from the University on September 1, 2010.

Under the restructuring, the Foundation will continue to perform three critical functions:
  • Provide accounting and finance services for the Foundation’s investment management activities and related fund management.
  • Provide administrative and accounting support for the administration of the ESU Foundation scholarship program to benefit ESU students.
  • Perform technical support for the operation of the Foundation’s donor database.
I am very proud of our accomplishments in recent years, especially the fact that fiscal year 2012-2013 was the second most successful fundraising year in the University’s history. Through the ESU Foundation, donors made a profound statement. This was evidenced in our Moving Forward Together Annual Report which you recently received.

Thank you very much for your concern and support for the Foundation through the years.

Sincerely,

Christian A. Steber ’91
Chairman, Board of Directors