Northwestern University to launch area's largest fundraising campaign

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In the most ambitious fundraising campaign ever in the Chicago area, Northwestern University plans to announce Friday that it has set out to raise $3.75 billion for the Evanston-based institution.

If successful, it would be among the 10 largest fundraising efforts by a university in the United States. While there is no end date for the campaign — dubbed "We Will. The Campaign for Northwestern" — university officials hope the goal will be reached within five years.

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