Historically we have succeeded because the University of Rochester consistently is among this nation’s leading research universities in terms of the path-breaking ideas of our faculty, the achievements of our graduates, the quality of our patient care, the creativity of our artists, and the magnitude of our federal sponsored research awards.
We are in this together. So many of you were born at Strong or Highland or receive health care from our Medical Center. So many of you are University of Rochester graduates, graduates of our Community Music program, attend Eastman Theatre. We are among the luckiest universities in the country. Your generosity, your support has enabled us to make substantial progress. Together we are building an ever better University in an ever stronger community. Together we are now taking our University to the Next Level.