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Private support pushes campaign past $650M

FAYETTEVILLE -- The University of Arkansas raised more than $100 million in private gift support for students, faculty and staff, capital projects and programs for the seventh year in a row.

The 2017 fiscal year ended with $134.2 million in private gift support, slightly outpacing 2016 and making it the third-best year in the university's fundraising history. The amount of private gift support surpassed the university's goal of $125 million and included gifts of cash, gifts-in-kind, planned gifts and new pledges to the university received from July 1, 2016, through June 30, 2017. The amount brings the total raised for Campaign Arkansas to $657.1 million.

Campaign Arkansas is an eight-year comprehensive fundraising campaign focused on advancing academic opportunity at the university. The goal of the campaign is to raise $1 billion by June 30, 2020.

The campaign launched to the public last fall. Alumnus Doug McMillon and his wife, Shelley, will lead the campaign as co-chairs through June 30, 2018.

School on 08/13/2017

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