Alumni DonationsClaremont McKenna College Lauren Buchanan, Sasi Desai, SzeWai Yuen
How Much Money Will YOU Give Back? • Research Question: What factors determine how much money, if any at all, a CMC alumnus will give back to the school? • Objective: We would like to know if one’s gender, last dorm, sports involvement, major, and/ or graduate degree, current residence, CMC children, will affect how if and how much money they give back to the school. • Hypothesis: We believe one’s major and graduate degree will affect donation likelihood the most, followed by gender, sports involvement, CMC children, current residence, and lastly, senior year dorm.
Summary Statistics • Data obtained from “Phonenite” @ CMC. • Population Size: 13747 Alumni • Sample Selected: 9022 Alumni
Simple Regressions T-Statistics for Regressions Performed against Majors
Simple Regressions T-Statistics for Regressions Performed against Graduate Degrees
Fun Facts! Highest Overall Average Contributor By Dorm: Wohlford Lowest Overall Average Contributor By Dorm: Marks Highest Overall Average Contributor By Quad: North Quad Lowest Overall Average Contributor By Quad: Mid Quad Highest Individual Contribution: $10,196,371.29 Lowest Individual Contribution: $1.00 *Female and male contribution was almost equivalent.
So What? • Our conclusion reveals that an ideal donor is… • An Economics Major • Obtained an MBA • Lives in California • Has Children Who Attend CMC • From North Quad • Factors that do not affect donation amount… • Major other than Economics • Graduate Degree other than MBA • Current Global Position • Graduation Year • Gender • Athlete