UNLV Sets Campus Fundraising Record with $93 Million Year

More than $93 million in new presents and promises were devoted to UNLV during the recently finished fiscal year, setting a new annual record for philanthropic contributions to the university.

UNLV reached its new high water mark in June with an anonymous $25 million contribution, the largest single gift in the university’s history. The contribution, which was matched by the state throughout the final days of the 2017 Nevada Legislative Session, will start building and construction of a medical education building for the UNLV School of Medication.

The yearly total is comprised of promises and money and cash-equivalent contributions from individuals, corporations, and private structures. From July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017, almost 22,700 contributions were tape-recorded from more than 10,000 donors.

Over the past three years, the UNLV Structure has actually raised $243 million. Funds raised assistance all sectors of campus and will positively affect students, faculty, research study, and facilities.

” The commitment from our donors and the community is both effective and inspiring,” stated UNLV President Len Jessup. “We are immensely grateful for their continued self-confidence in our university and its essential function in our area.”

UNLV’s record fundraising year likewise included a brand-new annual high for athletics fundraising, with almost $22 million in presents and promises committed to UNLV Sports. This includes $10 million commitment from siblings Frank and Lorenzo Fertitta for the prepared Fertitta Football Complex, a 73,000 square-foot football training facility near the group’s current practice field on the school’ north end.

Additional 17 fundraising highlights include:

Nearly $18.3 million designated to buildings and facilities (in addition to the $25 medical school gift);.
$ 13.8 million in new scholarship support;.
$ 5.8 million in brand-new presents to endowed funds;.
$ 4.6 million in brand-new estate dedications;.
A $1 million gift from Jon Huntsman Sr. in honor of Sen. Harry Reid that will money an endowed chair in history;.
13 presents and commitments of $1 million or more.

Alumni played a pivotal role in the year’s robust numbers, representing 47 percent of all donors.

” We see this year as a key step in our development toward becoming a top tier university,” stated Scott Roberts, who has actually acted as Vice President for Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement given that September 2016 and was called President of the UNLV Structure in February 2017. “It is an honor to deal with the terrific alumni and friends who care so much about UNLV and believe in our vision. We are eager to continue working to build a world-class university for a world-class city.”

Current department restructuring has integrated the alumni relations, yearly providing, and local advancement departments. The department likewise just recently filled key vacancies, hiring Chad Warren from Ohio State University to head the group as senior associate vice president for alumni engagement and yearly providing. He likewise functions as executive director of the UNLV Alumni Association. Margo Wolanin, formerly vice chancellor for advancement at the University System of Georgia, joined UNLV in June as senior associate vice president for development.

Find out more about how personal providing is making a distinction at UNLV and find methods to get involved by checking out unlv.edu/foundation or call 702-895-3641.

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