What is a Campaign?
Major campaigns are comprehensive, coordinated activities to raise funds for campus-wide initiatives.
Beginning in 2000 and running through 2006, the “Create the Future” campaign raised $1.86 billion for campus projects. The campaign built on the success and strength of the University, from advances in stem cell research to new strategies in athletic competition.
The Foundation worked closely with Chancellor John Wiley and deans and directors of the schools, colleges and other program units to identify individual opportunities and campus-wide projects. The campaign incorporated the HealthStar and BioStar efforts and the redevelopment of east campus. It also provided opportunities to support faculty chairs and professorships, help recruit and retain top teachers and researchers, and provide scholarship and fellowship support for undergraduate and graduate students to help ease financial strain.
Currently, the Great People Scholarship Campaign is Chancellor Carolyn “Biddy” Martin’s top priority. It is a campus-wide and narrowly focused campaign that will run for three years to provide support for undergraduate scholarships. The Foundation is matching unrestricted gifts to the Great People Scholarship Fund 1:1.