Fund Raisers Share Their Secrets for Raising Money in a Tough Climate

As Americans grow increasingly concerned about the worsening economy, and scenes of panicked investors play out on television and in newspapers, college fund raisers say the financial events of the past month haven’t undermined their mission or their resolve to raise private funds for higher education.

“You can’t sit and do nothing,” said Laura Fredericks, a fund-raising consultant in New York who used to run the development office at Pace University. “The world