July 17, 2008

UA’s “Our Students. Our Future.” Campaign Reaches Milestone, Presses Forward to Meet Scholarship Needs

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. –The University of Alabama announced today that it has raised $512 million in its “Our Students. Our Future.” capital campaign.

A top priority for the campaign, which will conclude in June 2009, is $250 million for scholarships.

“This campaign’s success is a result of our focused intensity on campaign goals and a shared vision for the University’s future,” said UA President Robert E. Witt.

“We made a commitment to bring the best and brightest students to this University and, with today’s slowing economy, scholarship support becomes even more critical in our ability to honor that commitment. We’re going to continue our momentum as we move into the last year of the campaign.”

According to Carl Jones, campaign co-chair, achieving this mark raises the bar for the coming months. “The amazing dedication and support of donors, alumni, faculty, staff, students and friends led us to this milestone,” he said, “and will inspire us to work towards an exceptionally strong finish for the campaign next year.”

The campaign has received gifts from 102,274 donors and 108 gifts of $1 million or more. University of Alabama faculty and staff have given or pledged more than $7.5 million..

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