Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Harvard Raises $5 Billion in 15 Months

Harvard's Widener Library.
The Harvard Campaign received $5 billion in gifts and pledges in the 15 months ending December 31, 2014. This is:
  • Nearly 77 percent of the $6.5-billion goal announced in September 2013.
  • It is on top of $2.8 billion of prior commitments. 
  • The $5 billion includes $2.2 billion in gifts and pledges.
The $5 billion updates the $4.3-billion total announced June 30, adding:
  • A $350-million gift to the Harvard School of Public Health.
  • A gift of $60-$75 million (the total was not disclosed) from Steve Ballmer ’77 for a dozen computer-science professorships in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, announced in November. 
  • Gifts for the fall launches of campaigns by the Graduate School of Design, the Graduate School of Education, and the Medical School.

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