Capital Campaign Watch: Fairfield, Florida State, Harvard, Otterbein, U of Oregon, U of Utah

October 2, 2018
Capital Campaign Watch: Harvard

Starting Out:

  • University of Utah has started a campaign to raise $2 billion by 2022. To date the campaign has raised $1 billion.

Adding to a Goal:

  • University of Oregon, which started a campaign in 2014 with the goal of raising $2 billion, has raised the goal to $3 billion. No end date is set for the campaign, which has thus far raised $1.87 billion.

Finishing Up:

  • Fairfield University has raised $218 million in a campaign that started in 2015 with a goal of $160 million.
  • Florida State University has raised $1.16 billion in a campaign, started in 2010, with a goal of $1 billion. Major goals were scholarships and endowed chairs.
  • Harvard University has finished a five-year campaign, raising $9.62 billion. The goal when the campaign went public in 2013 was $6.5 billion. Major targets of the campaign include endowed chairs and financial aid.
  • Otterbein University raised $52.8 million in a campaign that started in 2014 to raise $50 million. Priorities for the campaign include efforts to make the university affordable and to improve student life.

For updates on other colleges' campaigns, check out the Inside Higher Ed fund-raising database.


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