UL Lafayette’s historic fundraising campaign continues its momentum

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From UL Communications:

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s largest fundraising campaign has reached $341 million in contributions, bringing it nearly 70% to its $500 million goal.

President Dr. Joseph Savoie announced the progress of the campaign during the State of the University on Wednesday.

“Philanthropy is essential to our continued growth and success. Private money allows the University to meet its most basic needs,” Savoie said.

“I am very grateful to the donors, alumni and friends who have contributed to the campaign so far. Their generosity – and that of future supporters who will see the campaign through to its conclusion – will help shape the future of the University for years to come,” he added.

In the fiscal year that ended in June, the campaign raised $31.9 million, the second highest annual fundraising total in the University’s history.

John Blohm, vice president for university advancement and chief executive of the UL Lafayette Foundation, said the campaign’s progress “demonstrates the value our alumni and friends have placed in supporting the positive impact of the University. “.

“Our donors dream big and instill life-changing momentum and drive forward in UL Lafayette’s academic, research and service missions,” said Blohm.

Together: The Campaign for the University of Louisiana at Lafayette is the largest fundraising initiative in the University’s history. It was launched publicly in November.

Campaign fundraising priorities include support for:

  • Student success and education, including increasing access to scholarships; improve teaching and learning environments; and optimizing facilities for students.
  • Research and discovery, including attracting and retaining top faculty members; develop research programs and partnerships; and improving research.
  • Community service, which includes creating and improving performance spaces; expanding impact on K-12 public education; and strengthen the role of the University in the creation of health personnel.

The $341 million the campaign has raised to date includes the two largest investments in the University’s history – $20 million from LHC Group to the College of Nursing and Health Sciences and $15 million from Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center to Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns Athletics. Both were received in 2021.

Visit ensemble.louisiana.edu for more information or to contribute to the Together campaign.

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