Every constituent group talked about the rising cost of higher education and expressed concerns that Taylor remain affordable for the kinds of families we have historically served. Affordability is a key driver for enrollment growth, and Taylor supporters have generously given to endowed scholarships and current-use scholarship funds for decades. In light of the increasing competitiveness of our market, Taylor must make significant gains in growing our endowment and launching new scholarships that can be deployed immediately.
In addition, the physical campus of the University plays such a central role in the Taylor experience that we require an inspiring environment for learning and living. The renewal of spaces within existing campus buildings, addressing deferred maintenance issues through recently secured financing, and the construction of select facilities that will support Taylor’s growth and development in the near future are key to ensuring the excellence we associate with Taylor.
Finally, we seek seed funding to launch new initiatives for Taylor’s next season, with a particular focus on ventures that will become revenue-generating within 2-5 years’ time. In light of these priorities, we seek the following strategic objectives.