IOWA CITY, Iowa, Feb. 6, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of Iowa and the University of Iowa Foundation announced the successful conclusion of For Iowa. Forever More: The Campaign for the University of Iowa. More than 270,000 UI alumni and friends—enough to fill Kinnick Stadium nearly four times—contributed more than $1.975 billion, passing the $1.7 billion goal, to help the UI remain at the forefront of education, research and health care.
Donors from all 50 states and 76 countries contributed to the campaign, directing their gifts to benefit the areas of the university they care about most. Their giving will support people and programs at Iowa for generations to come. This support includes undergraduate and graduate scholarship funds, new faculty chairs and professorships, funds that support vital research and academic programs, exceptional performing and visual arts and creative writing programs, and Hawkeye student-athletes and programs. Donors also helped make possible the construction, renovation and replacement of 13 facilities, including:
- University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital
- Stew and LeNore Hansen Football Performance Center
- Hancher Auditorium
- Voxman Music Building
- Visual Arts Building
"Our donors are helping to ensure the UI continues its role as one of the top public research universities in the nation and as the state's premier academic medical center, with world-renowned arts programs and exceptional undergraduate and graduate programs," said UI President Bruce Harreld. "Private giving is crucial to our university's success, and we are incredibly thankful to everyone who contributed to the campaign."
More than half of the contributors to the campaign gave $100 or less, totaling $4.6 million and showing the collective power of the UI's generous donors. Thirty-two percent of donors are alumni, and 68 percent are Iowa friends, patients and fans.
The UI Foundation is the preferred channel for private contributions that benefit all areas of the UI, and its mission is to promote the UI's commitment to excellence through engagement and philanthropy. For more information about the For Iowa. Forever More. campaign, visit www.uifoundation.org.
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SOURCE University of Iowa Foundation