UC Merced Update

Campus Sees 26 Percent Increase in Private Funding


Fundraising at a glanceUC Merced recorded $5.04 million in private gift and grant support from July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013 — an increase of 26 percent over the last fiscal year’s total of $3.98 million.

The percentage increase in private funding was far higher than the national average and exceeded the division's goal of $5 million.

Across the nation, college and university fundraisers estimated that giving grew 7.1 percent for the 2013 fiscal year, according to survey results released in the most recent Council for Advancement and Support of Education Fundraising Index.

“An immense amount of work went into tightening up our fundraising efforts, looking at every opportunity to collaborate. This led to a substantial increase over last year,” Chancellor Dorothy Leland said. “Despite the fact that it was a transitional year with a new vice chancellor on board, the Development and Alumni Relations team and the campus were able to really focus efforts on our newly approved fundraiser initiatives.”
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