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UNC’s First-Ever Comprehensive Campaign Raises $54.2 million

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April 15, 2019

Above: Made possible by support from "The Campaign for UNC," the brand-new Campus Commons now serves as a central hub for the entire UNC community.

The University of Northern Colorado is pleased to announce the successful conclusion of  its first-ever comprehensive campaign.

Launched in 2015 with an ambitious goal of raising $45 million, the UNC community – alumni, students, parents, faculty, staff and friends – responded enthusiastically and generously to "The Campaign for UNC."

Thanks to the support of more than 10,000 generous donors, nearly a third of who were first-time donors to the university, "The Campaign for UNC" raised a total of $54,250,654 by its conclusion on Dec. 31, 2018.

Designed to strengthen areas of long-term, strategic importance to the university, "The Campaign for UNC" focused on creating life-changing scholarship support for students; developing the outstanding professional achievement of faculty; supporting innovative student and faculty research and creating extraordinary opportunities for students, in and out of the classroom.

“We are absolutely thrilled and humbled by the outpouring of support from the many donors who champion our mission.The UNC community generously responded to our first-ever comprehensive campaign, making a commitment to the future of our institution by funding new scholarships, research and programs that will benefit countless generations of future Bears,” said Allie Steg Haskett, vice president for Development and Alumni Relations at UNC. “The Campaign for UNC dramatically underscores the important role of philanthropy across our campus. The collective impact of donor support will be seen in all areas of campus for many years to come.”

Marked by unprecedented support from the UNC community, the highly successful campaign will enable UNC to strengthen its mission to be a leading student-centered university that promotes effective teaching, lifelong learning, the advancement of knowledge, research and a commitment to service. 

“Our students are amazing. Whether they are at UNC to become scientists, performers, nurses, educators, entrepreneurs, or leaders of change, they come to us to hone their talents, strengthen their skills and knowledge, and prepare for lives and careers of inspiration,” said President Andy Feinstein. “Thank you for believing in our mission and in our students. They are at the center of everything we do at UNC. We are investing in the future that they will one day lead. And what a future it will be.”

Also made possible by support from "The Campaign for UNC," the brand-new Campus Commons now serves as a central hub for the entire UNC community. With more than 30,000 visitors annually, the Campus Commons is a point of welcome at the heart of campus. Whether through academic conferences, campus-wide community service projects, world-class fine art performances, energizing athletic events, speaker series, class reunions, or campus tours, UNC has never been more accessible.

Boasting a state-of-the-art 600 seat performance hall, and an integrated student support hub designed to help students set a clear path to graduation and eliminate barriers to success, the Campus Commons is a singular gateway to the heart of UNC.

“We called upon our community to participate in the campaign, and the response has been remarkable. Alumni, parents, faculty, staff and friends gave generously to the university at record-breaking rates, with gifts at every level, ushering in a new era of philanthropy at UNC,” said Steg Haskett. “Our campaign’s success is a shining example of what we can accomplish together, and we want to thank each and every one of our donors for investing in the future of the university and setting the stage for unparalleled student success.”

To learn more about the results and impact of "The Campaign for UNC," visit www.unco.edu/give.

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