TEMPE, Ariz., Jan. 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Arizona State University today publicly launched Campaign ASU 2020, an institution-wide resource-raising effort to sustain and build its momentum as a new prototype for higher education that is inclusive and excellent, locally engaged and globally relevant and committed to fundamental solutions for the world's most pressing challenges.
ASU aims to raise at least $1.5 billion in private support for a range of priorities that will shape its future and influence the economic and cultural health of Arizona and beyond. Those priorities fit into six overall fundraising objectives:
- Ensure student access and excellence
- Champion student success
- Elevate the academic enterprise
- Fuel discovery, creativity and innovation
- Enrich our communities
- Drive Sun Devil competitiveness
The University has already secured $1 billion in new gifts and commitments to advance ASU during the Campaign's pre-launch phase, which began in fiscal year 2011. These investments were made by more than 260,000 individual alumni and friends of the university. Each gift to ASU during the Campaign counts towards its goal.
"Innovation doesn't rest," said ASU President Michael M. Crow. "ASU's continuing evolution now depends on you. We ask you to invest your financial resources in ASU, yes, but also your ideas and your time."
Campaign ASU 2020 is the university's first comprehensive campaign in 14 years and the first during President Crow's tenure at ASU.
Private support is not intended to replace the university's other sources of revenue, including state funding, but rather to provide the margin of excellence that enables scholars to enhance their experiences with scholarships, study abroad, state-of-the-art equipment and facilities, research and faculty development, community and arts programs and other services.
In addition to fundraising, the Campaign represents an opportunity to tell the story of the impact of private support at ASU while engaging the community.
"This is an exciting time at Arizona State University," said ASU Foundation CEO R.F. "Rick" Shangraw, Jr. "ASU has demonstrated proof points in what it's trying do to, and it's been rewarding to witness the creation of an accessible university that embraces excellence in all it does. Now is the time to launch a campaign that will ensure this ever-rising university continues its upward trajectory, and we're extremely grateful for donors and investors who are helping to make this journey possible."
To learn more about Campaign ASU 2020, please visit giveto.asu.edu.
Elizabeth Giudicessi | ASU Enterprise Partners
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