The Colorado School of Mines has announced that its fundraising campaign, Transforming Lives: The Campaign for Colorado School of Mines, has raised approximately $500 million dollars.
campaign is, by far, the most successful in the university's history.
“This is an unheard of fundraising feat for a small public
school like ours. We punch far above our weight, and that is a testament to the
pride and the dedication of our alumni, faculty, and industry supporters,”
Brian Winkelbauer, president and CEO of the Colorado School of Mines
Foundation, said. “We are grateful to our donors for helping us to develop the
problem solvers of the future who will spur global change.”
The campaign lasted over a span of six years and received
$456 million from Mines donors, which surpassed the goal of $350 million. The
campaign also received $330 million from individuals, corporations and
foundations as well as $126 million in funding from nongovernment research.
Funds accrued by the campaign will be invested in new
buildings and programs, brand-new lab space, enhanced student experience and
the addition of new positions to its faculty.
“Out of 8,857 donors, more than half, 5,403, were alumni;
Mines had 3,566 donors who gave to the school for the first time,” according to the school. “More than 570
corporate and foundation gifts put $122 million into the campus.”
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