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PHILADELPHIA – January 26, 2018: PFM announced that the City of Lufkin, Texas has selected the Whitebirch Multi-Year Planning for Local Government platform to meet their strategic planning and forecasting needs. With an estimated population of 35,000 as of the 2010 census, the City is located 120 miles northeast of Houston. Belinda Melancon, Director of Finance, and Jason Arnold, Assistant to the City Manager, will use the platform to perform sensitivity testing around the following funds: general, capital, debt service, water & sewer, and solid waste. They will also be creating...
PHILADELPHIA – January 25, 2017: PFM announced today that Westfield State University has signed a subscription agreement for Whitebirch On Demand. Located approximately 90 miles from Boston, the four-year university was founded by Horace Mann as the first public, coeducational college in America without barrier to race, gender, or economic class. Steve Taskar, Westfield’s CFO, will be using the multi-year planning platform to look at their overall financial health as well as assess their current debt from the building authority. Whitebirch Multi-Year Planning for Higher Education...
PHILADELPHIA – January 18, 2018: A Whitebirch On Demand subscription agreement was received from New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), a public research university located in Newark, New Jersey. NJIT offers 51 undergraduate majors and 76 graduate majors. Lisa Easton, NJIT's Director of University Budget, will leverage the Whitebirch platform to present GAAP-based forecasts to the Board and other third parties. PFM is also helping NJIT create a custom budget view of their projection.Whitebirch Multi-Year Planning for Higher Education delivers to CFOs, finance directors and...
PHILADELPHIA – January 16, 2018:  PFM today announced Barton College has deployed the cloud-based Whitebirch Multi-Year Planning platform in its finance department. After signing a subscription agreement in early November, Barton’s VP for Administration and Finance, David Browning, used the Whitebirch platform at an early December planning session with his President, Provost, VP of Enrollment, and VP of Advancement. In that meeting Whitebirch helped them analyze a new online enrollment initiative, funding sources for a turf athletic field, and the impact of new athletic...
PHILADELPHIA – January 4, 2018: PFM announced today that the University of Memphis has signed a subscription agreement for Whitebirch On Demand for Higher Education. Founded in 1912, the University has an enrollment of more than 21,000 students. Formerly the flagship institution of The Tennessee Board of Regents, the University of Memphis recently became an independent institution. The finance team will be using Whitebirch for long-term planning and to communicate their financial performance to their new Board of Trustees and various stakeholders. While the University issues debt...
PHILADELPHIA – January 2, 2018: PFM announced today that Western Michigan University has subscribed to the Whitebirch Multi-Year Planning for Higher Education platform. Located in Kalamazoo, the University has an approximate enrollment of 24,000 students and is considered to be amongst the top three aviation programs offered in the United States. The Western Michigan University finance team will be using Whitebirch to create projections around a new residence hall, aviation capital project, relocating operations, and extending university programs. Whitebirch Multi-Year Planning for...
PHILADELPHIA – December 29, 2017: The City of Riverdale, GA has selected the Whitebirch Multi-Year Planning for Local Government platform to meet their strategic planning and forecasting needs. The city is a suburb just south of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Airport with an estimated population of 16,200.Donald Turner, Finance and Administrative Services Director, will be using the platform to analyze the impact of the changes in the FAA rule regarding the use of aviation jet fuel taxes and the impact on the City’s future financial condition. As of December 7, 2017, local taxes on...
PHILADELPHIA – December 28, 2017:  PFM today announced Covenant College is now live on the Whitebirch On Demand for Higher Education platform. Covenant implemented their model in under two weeks and is using Whitebirch to evaluate undergraduate and graduate enrollment trends, changes to compensation and a gift campaign to help fund capital needs. In addition, Covenant College is leveraging the Whitebirch platform to analyze an endowment gift campaign in order to better understand what is needed to achieve their goals.Whitebirch Multi-Year Planning for Higher Education is a...
PHILADELPHIA – December 7, 2017: The Lawrenceville School, a coeducational, independent college preparatory boarding school for students in ninth through twelfth grades, has selected the Whitebirch Multi-Year Planning for Independent Schools platform to meet their strategic planning and forecasting needs.  “Our platform is an out-of-the-box solution which allows clients to quickly derive value from their investment”, explained Brandon Rosenbluth, Director of Client Services for the Whitebirch platform. Lawrenceville’s Chief Financial Officer, Ben Hammond, will be...
PHILADELPHIA – December 5, 2017: Long Island Power Authority (LIPA), a municipal subdivision of the State of New York with an annual revenue of $3.4 billion, has selected the Whitebirch Pro Multi-Year Planning for Public Power platform to meet their strategic planning and forecasting needs.  LIPA owns the electrical grid for most of Long Island and their retail electric system provides service to over 1.1 million customers. The Whitebirch service team will be building a LIPA-specific financial modeling and forecasting solution that will initially focus on rate modeling, revenue...

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