UB Raises $45 Million, Surpasses Capital Campaign Goal by $5 Million
Each of UB's four schools-the College of Public Affairs, the Merrick School of Business, the School of Law and the Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences-played a vital role in and will benefit from the campaign's success. More than 11,000 donors contributed to the campaign, with 32 percent of all gifts coming from first-time donors. More than 100 donors committed at least $25,000 each, while eight committed more than $1 million each.
The number of new scholarships and student awards at UB increased by 30, while additional financial support will go to fund study-abroad programs, student participation in academic competitions and new campus life activities coordinated through the University's Henry and Ruth Blaustein Rosenberg Center for Student Involvement.
"The tremendous success of UB's fundraising efforts is truly a cause for celebration. President Bogomolny and the entire UB 'family' have created a culture of philanthropy that will benefit the entire university-and the students it serves-with scholarships, professorships, and facility improvements that will benefit the University for years to come," said University System of Maryland Chancellor William E. Kirwan. "I also want to express my appreciation to Vernon Wright, who offered tremendous leadership in his role as campaign chair."
See the full press release on the UB website.
Tags: Spring 2012