On Thursday, October 15, 2009, Western Carolina University celebrated the conclusion of Creating Extraordinary Opportunities: The Campaign for Western Carolina by announcing grand total of $51,826,915 in private giving for endowed scholarships, professorships and programmatic support.
The tally, revealed as part of an afternoon of events to celebrate the conclusion of The Campaign for Western Carolina, is more than $11 million above the $40 million goal announced when the campaign was publicly launched in February 2007.
“We have come further and progressed faster than we could have imagined when this campaign began,” WCU Chancellor John W. Bardo said. “Not only have we reached our goal, but we have far exceeded it. We had hoped to be able to raise $40 million by 2010, and here we are announcing more than $51 million on Oct. 15, 2009, a most historic day in the life of our university.”
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