USU celebrating successful $400 million fundraising campaign

Published: Friday, Oct. 12 2012 11:53 a.m. MDT

LOGAN — Utah State University officials are celebrating the culmination of a nine-year, $400 million fundraising campaign.

The fundraising total will be announced Friday night at a celebration in the Taggart Student Center Ballroom, but spokesman Tim Vitale said the university succeeded at raising more than the $400 million goal.

The campaign began in 2003 and was originally intended as a four-year campaign to raise $200 million, Vitale said. That goal was reached quickly, prompting USU President Stan Albrecht to extend the campaign and set a revised goal of $400 million.

According to university officials, the campaign's nine-year term has coincided with new buildings, scholarships and endowments at USU. More than 50,000 individual donors contributed to the campaign's success.

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