SAN MARCOS, Texas (KXAN) — Texas State University’s “Pride in Action” fundraising campaign raised a record $151 million for the school, President Denise Trauth announced on Friday.
The campaign started in 2006 to raise money for new buildings, expand green spaces, upgrade utilities and improve accessibility with the goal of $110 million.
According to the university, 85 percent of the $151 million raised is already being used on campus with $24 million going to research for faculty and students, $31 million to add facilities, $38 million to expand scholarships, and $57 million to faculty and program endowments.
46,00 people donated to the campaign with 19 of them contributing sums of $1 million or more. 25 donors gave planned gifts which will benefit Texas State in the future. 45 percent of current faculty and staff contributed to the campaign and more than 150 volunteers provided advice, identified prospective donors and hosted functions to assist the university in reaching its goal.