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UK REACHES $403 MILLION
IN FUND-RAISING CAMPAIGN

 

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"We are achieving success because of the overwhelming support of thousands of alumni and friends, companies large and small across Kentucky and the nation, and many foundations and organizations."

--Charles T. Wethington Jr.,
president
University of Kentucky

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June 14, 2001 – (Lexington, Ky.) – University of Kentucky President Charles T. Wethington Jr. today announced that the Campaign for the University of Kentucky has raised more than $403 million in the three years since beginning the largest fund-raising project in state history. The university goal is to raise $600 million by June 2003 to enhance faculty, students, facilities, academic programs and public service.

Wethington made the announcement with campaign steering committee chairperson James W. Stuckert of Louisville.

“This is a wonderful and momentous day in the life of the university,” Wethington said. “We are achieving success because of the overwhelming support of thousands of alumni and friends, companies large and small across Kentucky and the nation, and many foundations and organizations.”

More than 172,000 gifts have been made to the campaign, with 313 of those in excess of $100,000. As a direct result of campaign fund raising, the university has created 52 new endowed chair positions and 112 new endowed professorships.

“When the University of Kentucky is recognized in years to come as one of the nation’s top public institutions, we all will know how important this campaign was in helping us achieve that goal,” Wethington said.

“We have enjoyed tremendous success in the first years of the campaign,” said Terry B. Mobley, UK’s chief development officer, “and I am confident we will reach our goal of $600 million through the continued support of the university community, and alumni and friends everywhere.”


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