Capital campaign reaches $5 billion
No surprises here, but Columbia’s capital campaign hit the $5 billion mark this morning, exactly 17 months ahead of the campaign’s end date. As the News Desk’s Margaret Mattes reported last week, the University has no plans to raise the campaign’s target figure, as it did before reaching the original $4 billion goal two years ago.
Fred Van Sickle, the executive vice president for university development and alumni relations, announced the milestone in an email to staff earlier today. Van Sickle noted in his email that “Never before has Columbia, or any Ivy, seen such an outpouring” of gifts and commitments, although Harvard plans to launch a capital campaign with a goal of at least $6 billion next year.
For at least a while, though, the Columbia Campaign is on top. You can take a moment to celebrate with this colorful Alma Mater graphic that the alumni office put together for the occasion.
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