U of Pittsburgh Raises More Than $2 Billion Over 12 Years

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Monday, October 15, 2012

The University of Pittsburgh says it has topped its $2 billion fundraising goal.

Chancellor Mark Nordenberg said Friday that more than 182,000 donors have contributed to the capital campaign, an effort that has enabled major construction projects at all five Pitt campuses, plus supported educational and research initiatives.

Pitt began the "Building Our Future Together" campaign 12 years ago with the goal of raising $500 million. After reaching that milestone in 2002, the target was doubled to $1 billion. In 2007, the goal was doubled again to $2 billion.

The university received $125 million — the largest gift in school history — from former steel executive William Dietrich last year. In recognition, Pitt's School of Arts and Sciences has been named for Dietrich's father.

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