Angelo State University Meets $35M Campaign Challenge

For Angelo State University, the bar for their first-ever capital campaign was set high.

Ready to make their mark on the university’s 85-year-old history, more than 4,400 alumni and supporters easily met the challenge — twice.

For the second time in 18 months, Angelo State donors topped their alma mater’s goal for the Vision & Tradition campaign, passing the $35 million mark two months before the campaign’s August 31 deadline. Campaign planners set an original goal of $25 million for the university at the onset of the campaign but extended it when record contributions catapulted the institution past its goal sooner than expected.

“Angelo State’s fundraising efforts went above and beyond during our ambitious capital campaign,” said Texas Tech University System Chancellor Kent Hance. “Our supporters didn’t rest until meeting the challenge goal of $35 million, and we are truly grateful for the outstanding dedication of Angelo State alumni and friends.”

Donations to Angelo State are counted with contributions from across the Texas Tech University System toward the Vision & Tradition campaign’s total. The system-wide campaign surpassed it’s billion-dollar goal in February and will continue counting gifts received through the end of the university system’s fiscal year, which ends August 31, 2013.

The fundraising initiative at Angelo State is the first of its kind for the university, and has triggered an unprecedented outpouring of financial support from alumni and friends.

“You will not find more generous and caring alumni and supporters anywhere than at Angelo State,” said Brian J. May, president of Angelo State University. We are grateful to all of those who gave money or invested their time in helping us meet our goal. Their generosity will touch ASU students for generations to come.”

Gifts made during the campaign supported a range of university priorities, including substantial support for student scholarships and academic programs. Adding to the campaign’s impact on the classroom, Angelo State received its first endowed chairs in the College of Business, the College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Health and Human Services. These endowed chairs, the first in the university’s history, will provide ongoing support for faculty positions in those colleges.

Thanks to donors’ generosity, gifts to the campaign also reshaped the landscape of the Angelo State University campus. New buildings constructed with campaign contributions included the Mayer-Rousselot Agriculture Education Training Center, the 1st Community Federal Credit Union Field and the Norris Baseball Clubhouse. Improvements were also made to technology classrooms in the College of Education and the College of Business, and enhancements were also made to the university’s track facility, which hosted the NCAA Division II Track and Field Championships.

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