As Financial Policy Representative, I will not only work to increase the school’s budget and invest the endowment in a responsible and effective way but I will also enact policies that will increase communication with the financial representative and increase the transparency of college spending and investing. I want to increase the amount of the endowment that is spent every year (up from 3%) allowing for a larger budget and more money to be spent in crucial areas. I want to continue to invest the endowment in a way that will be secure and allow it to grow. I believe it is important that the school use its large endowment in a socially responsible way. Such a large amount of money is a powerful tool and I will ensure that we invest it in a responsible manner. As a student council member, increasing communication with the student body will allow me to more effectively represent your interests. My primary goal is to increase the transparency of college spending. I want students to have the most information possible about how the school’s money is spent and what the administrators are doing to ensure a quality institution. Next year the 2020 Campaign will be under way and I will make sure the voice of the student body is represented. This campaign will decide the future of Swarthmore and the students’ voice must be heard.
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