U of North Dakota: ‘Spirit’ Campaign Has Raised $245.5 Million So Far

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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

The UND North Dakota Spirit campaign has raised $245.5 million toward its $300 million goal, Tim O’Keefe, UND Foundation executive director and CEO, told a gathering of UND alumni, supporters, students, faculty and staff Thursday.

The campaign began in 2005 and continues through the end of 2013.

In fiscal year 2011, which ended June 30, the foundation received about 16,600 gifts totaling $50.5 million — almost double last year’s total, he said.

“2011 was an incredible year for the campaign, and we have high hopes that 2012 will be even better,” said O’Keefe in the first State of the Alumni Association and Foundation address, an event highlighting the inaugural “Spirit Week” at UND.

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