Campaign for DePauw Largest in University History

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This week the Campaign for DePauw reached $380 million in gifts and commitments, surpassing the largest campaign in the University’s history, President Mark McCoy announced today. The campaign will conclude on June 30.

“To achieve a campaign amount of this magnitude is a tribute to our alumni, trustees and committed donors around the world,” McCoy said.

David Hoover ’67, co-chair of DePauw’s National Campaign Committee, said, “DePauw alumni and friends have made a historic investment in our student experience through this campaign, particularly to ensure access to an education of the highest quality for generations to come.”

A cornerstone of the campaign, which was launched in October 2014, is support for student access and financial aid, which brought $93 million in new endowed funds for student scholarships, including $17.3 million in gifts and commitments to the Rector Scholarship Endowment announced last weekend at a centennial celebration of Edward Rector’s “Investment in Humanity” to establish the historic scholarship in spring 1919.

DePauw’s previous campaign record total was $376.6 million set in 2000 at the close of The Campaign for DePauw: Leadership for a New Century.

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