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Howard University Fundraising Campaign Approaches $250 Million Goal

Howard University Fundraising Campaign
Approaches $250 Million Goal
Ahead of Projected 2007 Deadline

Washington, D.C., December 27, 2005– Howard University President H. Patrick Swygert recently announced that “The Campaign for Howard,” a five-year, fund-raising endeavor initiated in March 2002 to raise $250 million, is ahead of schedule.  To date, the University has generated $204 million in cash and pledges, 82 percent of the targeted goal. 

“This amount does not include the very generous $70.6 million in-kind gift of equipment and services contributed through the General Motors PACE Program,” said Swygert.  “We are very heartened by the fact that 34 percent or $69 million of our Campaign total was committed by alumni. Due to the gracious donations of our alumni and corporation partners, we expect to reach our financial goal by the end of 2006, ahead of the 2007 deadline.”

Over the past two years, receptions have been hosted in six major cities across the country:  Miami, New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, Atlanta, and Los Angeles to provide forums for alumni and friends to keep abreast of University happenings, network and fellowship with classmates and business colleagues, and recruit prospective students for matriculation.  Future receptions will be held in other areas where there is a large concentration of alumni, including Orlando, Raleigh/Durham, St. Louis, Detroit, Baltimore, Westchester County, New York; New Jersey; Connecticut and Texas.

The University seeks the continuous support of its alumni and friends to realize the full success of the campaign. Such success will enhance academic programs, establish new facilities for learning and research, and help us to guarantee our legacy of “Leadership for America and the Global Community”.

Howard University is one of 48 U.S. private, Doctoral/Research-Extensive universities and comprises 12 schools and colleges. Founded in 1867, students pursue studies in more than 120 areas leading to undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. Since 1998, the University has produced two Rhodes Scholars, a Truman Scholar, 13 Fulbright Scholars and nine Pickering Fellows. Howard also produces more on-campus African-American Ph.D.s than any other university in the world. For more information on Howard University, call 202-238-2330, or visit the University’s Web site at


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