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$275 Million Raised

The impact of the Campaign gifts and future gift payments in the form of multi-year pledges and planned gifts, e.g., insurance awards, is reflected in the following categories:

  • $187,000 established eight Lectureships
  • $2.5 million created four Professorships
  • $12.8 million initiated 13 Endowed Chairs
  • $91.5 million produced 293 Named Scholarships
  • $97 million established and enhanced hundreds of funds supporting individual schools and colleges


Under the leadership of President H. Patrick Swygert and the Board of Trustees, The Campaign for Howard was launched during the 2002 Charter Day celebration. The Campaign goal was set at $250 million over a five-year period, ending on December 31, 2007.


The University leadership, including individual deans, department heads and other stakeholders, identified the needs of the University and areas of focus for The Campaign for Howard, which are as follows: Student Support, Faculty Support, Program Support, Annual Giving, Capital Projects and Endowment Support.


As of March 31, 2008, Campaign gifts, pledges and planned gifts total $275 million, exceeding the initial Campaign goal by 10%. This represents the largest fund-raising endeavor ever undertaken by an institution primarily serving African Americans.

Donor Categories

  • $106.8 million   39%   Corporations
  • $91.2 million     33%   HU Alumni
  • $38.3 million     14%   Non-Alumni Individuals
  • $28.3 million     10%   Foundations
  • $10.4 million       4%   Organizations

Campaign Supports Endowment

The endowment ensures the long-term financial viability of the University, which spends 5% annually to support operations. The endowment is professionally managed by a very diverse group of asset managers to ensure its preservation.

Representative Capital Projects

Cancer Center

  • “Men Take Ten” Prostate Cancer Mobile Clinic
  • The Charmettes, Inc. - Gwendolyn B. Rodgers Chemotherapy Infusion Suite

College of Dentistry

  • Dental Simulation Learning and Research Lab

College of Engineering, Architecture and Computer Sciences

  • Fred Jordan Conference Room
  • M. David Moody Architecture Studios
  • T. George Silcott Architecture & Design Exhibition Gallery
  • Theodore R. Hagans, Jr. Reading Room

College of Medicine

  • Dr. Ernest E. Just Laboratory
  • Dr. Joseph L. Johnson Reading Room
  • Dr. Marion Mann Administrative Suite
  • Harold J. Kaplan, M.D. Multimedia Conference and Presentation Room, Louis Stokes Health Science Library
  • LaSalle D. Leffall, Jr., M.D. Learning Resource Center
  • The George W. Jones, M.D. Conference Room, Louis Stokes Health Science Library
  • The Howard University College of Medicine Class of 1955 Lounge, Louis Stokes Health Science Library
  • College of Medicine Student Lounge

College of Pharmacy, Nursing and Allied Health Sciences

  • School of Pharmacy Multipurpose Pharmacy Practice Laboratory

John H. Johnson School of Communications

  • Guy Johnson Family Recording Studio
  • McCormick Tribune Journalism Lab
  • National Newspaper Publishers Association /Microsoft Converged Media Lab
  • New Building Fund
  • NewsCorp/FoxNews Channel Editing Suites