Western U reaching halfway point in $750-million fundraising campaign

October 23, 2012

As of September 30, Western University's fundraising initiative garnered more than $373.5 million, putting the institution less than $1.5 million away from the campaign's financial midway point of $375 million. Western U launched the current campaign in 2007 with the goal of raising $500 million by 2014. Last fall, the institution refocused the initiative, revealing a new goal of raising $750 million by 2018. Western U's order of priorities is $267 million for students, $218 million for faculty, $163 million for programs, and $102 million for infrastructure. Among the unique aspects of the campaign, the VP of external relations points to the first-time inclusion of student support services for everything from mental health and career services to teaching innovation and student success services. The aim is not only to assist students, but also to significantly shift the way they have been supported in the past. Western News