IU Bicentennial Campaign Topping Goals

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Since launching the $2.5 billion fundraising campaign in 2012, IU says more than 266,000 donors have contributed. Since launching the $2.5 billion fundraising campaign in 2012, IU says more than 266,000 donors have contributed.

For the fourth consecutive year, Indiana University says its bicentennial funding campaign has topped goals. The school says it received more than $460 million in total private individual and institutional philanthropy in fiscal year 2017.

The total includes more than $168 million in nongovernmental grants and over $293 million in private contributions. The university says donors asked for their funding to be used for a wide variety of academic programs, scholarships, financial aid programs, research and facilities.

Since launching the $2.5 billion fundraising campaign in 2012, IU says more than 266,000 donors have contributed. At the end of fiscal year 2017, the school says the campaign is two-thirds of the way to completion. The effort is set to end in December 2019, ahead of the school's 2020 bicentennial celebration.

Major gifts from the campaign include:

Tech entrepreneur Don Brown committing $30 million to establish The Brown Center For Immunotherapy
An anonymous gift of $10 million to support students at the Kelley School of Business and Lilly Family School of Philanthropy
A gift from the Tanis Family to support the College of Arts and Sciences, Eskenazi Museum of Art and Lilly Library
Milt and Judi Stewart donating $7.7 million to endow the Maurer School of Law's Center on the Global Legal Profession
A $6 million gift from Ralph Water to fund scholarships and endowed chairs in the College of Arts and Sciences
The Vera Z. Dwyer Trust donating $1.68 million to establish an endowed chair in palliative care at IU South Bend

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