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It's July, and as our friends and alumni in accounting know, for many, that means the start of a new fiscal year.
We are proud to announce as of June 30, 2016, we have raised $77.5 million out of our $100 million Lundquist College of Business fundraising goal. Of that, a record-breaking $30 million was raised in the preceding 12 months. These gifts came in many forms, and we are pleased to have nearly $12 million of the total committed as deferred gifts, ensuring a strong future for the college in the years to come. The year finished with quite a bang, as our donors contributed $7 million in the month of June alone.
We extend our heartfelt gratitude to our amazing supporters who have already made gifts. We are so proud of our longtime alumni and friends, industry partners, recent graduates, and even some current students stepping up to the challenge.
It was an exciting year for sure, but as one year ends, a new year and new effort begins. As the momentum and renown of the college accelerates with growing faculty, top tier students, and more robust programs and initiatives, the time to invest in business education is now. We need you on our team more than ever.
Our top funding priorities for the remainder of the campaign are
- MBA scholarship support
- Support for faculty
- Funds for strategic initiatives
“Donor gifts have literally transformed the face of the Lundquist College of Business," said Kurt Zimmerman, senior director of development for the Lundquist College. “Not only do we celebrate one of the most beautiful buildings on campus, but we are now able to offer the students inside it an even better academic experience through the generosity of our donors. Though it has been a phenomenal year, much work remains to be done. I hope you join us as we continue in our efforts to elevate the profile of the Lundquist College to world class."