The University Record, December 10, 1997

Campaign tops out at $1.415 billion

By Jane R. Elgass

Final figures are in on the Campaign for Michigan, showing a total of $1,415,162,693 in gifts, pledges and new bequests against a goal of $1 billion, the most ever raised by a public institution.

The total includes $1,101,026,181 in gifts and pledges, against an $850 million goal, and $314,136,512 in new bequests, against a $150 million goal. The Campaign began Sept. 1, 1990, and officially ended Sept. 30.

The tally was announced by a jubilant Thomas Kinnear at the November Regents' meeting, who said that the more than 250,000 donors to the Campaign "speaks volumes that that many people are willing to step up and give to this University because they lov e it, because of its excellence."

Kinnear, who is vice president for development, pointed out that students will "benefit directly and dramatically from the success of the Campaign through scholarships and programs," and that faculty benefited from the creation of "more endowed chairs than existed in the history of the University." He noted that the increase in endowed chairs also positively affects students, "who benefit from the University's ability to recruit and retain the best faculty. The pervasiveness of the benefits is clear ."

More than $377 million of the gifts and pledges were directed to the endowment: $108.6 million for faculty, $119.8 million for students and $145.4 million for programs.

Kinnear again expressed his thanks for the hard work and support provided by his predecessors, the Regents, the presidents and provosts in office during the campaign, the deans and the development staff across campus.

The development staff "are a tremendous group of people," Kinnear said. "They are the University to a lot of people, the prime contact for many donors over time. They do their work magnificently."

Kinnear added that because of the momentum created by the Campaign, he believes the University will raise $2 billion by the year 2000 "in fund-raising work we'll do as a matter of course," not in the context of a formal campaign.


Here's a breakdown by unit of contributions to the Campaign

College of Architecture
& Urban Planning

$ 2,713,966*

School of Art

1,327,981**

Business School

126,576,605**

School of Dentistry

28,907,189**

School of Education

21,773,924**

College of Engineering

130,536,930**

Graduate School

18,294,596**

School of Information

15,733,861**

Division of Kinesiology

1,478,584**

Law School

65,498,898**

College of Literature,
Science, and the Arts

118,630,918**

Medical Center

223,568,307**

School of Music

22,700,693**

School of Natural
Resources & Environment

18,482,188**

School of Nursing

6,308,176**

College of Pharmacy

16,553,030**

School of Public Health

25,396,526**

School of Public Policy

3,621,119*

School of Social Work

13,016,210**

Dearborn Campus

20,995,535*

Flint Campus

22,905,933**

Intercollegiate Athletics

50,436,888**

Center for the
Education of Women

3,374,739**

Hill Auditorium

2,867,443*

Museum of Art

14,931,797**

University Library

3,763,720**

Other

120,630,426

*Goal not met

**Over goal