U of Miami Kicks Off $1.6 Billion Campaign

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The University of Miami’s last Momentum fundraising campaign was a record-smashing success — amassing $1.4 billion in donations at a time when no Florida school had ever before topped the billion-dollar mark.

So what will the U do for an encore? We’re about to find out.

Thursday evening, at a black-tie event attended by hundreds of donors, trustees, top UM administrators and their guests, which included actress Goldie Hawn, walking the orange carpet, UM President Donna Shalala officially announced Momentum2, a follow-up fundraising drive that aims to secure $1.6 billion in donations by 2016.

“This vision is grand, it’s fearless, and it’s comprehensive,’’ Shalala told the gathering.

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