We are welcoming the Class of 2019 to campus this week. This year's incoming freshmen class includes over 1700 students from 46 states plus DC and 23 foreign countries.
And to think 10 years ago at this time, Tulane University was enduring its darkest moment ever. Tulane's resurgence after Hurricane Katrina is a tribute to the hard work of the entire Tulane community, faculty, staff, students, alumni and supporters throughout the world. I urge you to come to campus to view a dramatic exhibit which profiles the courage of so many Tulanians during that time. The Katrina Remembered
exhibit is now open and will be on display in the Lavin-Bernick Center until Nov. 8.
Our development staff has certainly done its part to position Tulane for continued greatness. Tulane University enjoyed a record-breaking fundraising year, amassing $125.4 million from well over 23,000 supporters last fiscal year. A big thank you to all who donated! I am grateful to our talented and hardworking fundraising staff, who are busy gearing up for a campaign launch in the fall of 2016. You will be hearing more about that soon.
I want to thank the Red Cross of Southeastern Louisiana for including me in this year's Power of Women award. I share this award with all those with whom I work every day.
Finally, it's time to break out the Green Wave regalia. Our first football game is Sept. 3 versus Duke. Hope to see you at the newly LEED-certified Yulman Stadium!