Texas Tech Concludes Historic Fundraising Campaign

Drawing to a close the most successful fundraising effort in its 90-year history, the Texas Tech University System marked the official end of Vision & Tradition: The Campaign for Texas Tech on Aug. 31.

Donations to the 8-year, philanthropic effort totaled $1.069 billion. This exceeded administrators’ original goal of $1 billion dollars, which was surpassed sooner than expected this past Feb. Fundraising was extended through the end of the system’s fiscal year.

“From our outstanding alumni base to our tireless development team, we have so many to thank for the success of this campaign,” said Chancellor Kent Hance. “The support of our donors is truly unprecedented, and I am so grateful for their dedication to see this campaign through to the end.”

Demonstrating broad support from alumni and supporters, the final campaign tally included contributions from nearly 130,000 donors representing all 50 states and 41 countries.

Announced by system officials on Sept. 17, 2010, Vision & Tradition: The Campaign for Texas Tech benefitted a wide range of institution priorities including student scholarships, faculty endowments, research efforts and more than 20 new facilities at all four of the Texas Tech University System’s institutions — Texas Tech University, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Angelo State University and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at El Paso.

“The Vision & Tradition campaign has ensured each of our institutions has a very promising future ahead,” said Hance. “Each and every gift has contributed to a lasting legacy that will benefit the Texas Tech family for years to come.”

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