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Allegheny College Successfully Completes $202 Million Fundraising Campaign — the Largest in its 205-Year History

Allegheny College has completed the largest fundraising campaign in its 205-year history, raising more than $202 million in gifts and future commitments. Launched publicly during the college’s bicentennial celebration in 2015, the “Our Allegheny: Our Third Century Quest” campaign fulfilled its $200 million goal and broke all prior Allegheny fundraising records.

The campaign focused on building the college’s endowment and increasing annual support, including:

  • More than $50 million in new scholarships to ensure access and improve affordability
  • Nearly $37.5 million for faculty support to provide funds for professional development, visiting scholars and artists and student-faculty research, as well as 12 new professorships, supporting academic programs in global health, political science, interdisciplinary studies, economics, environmental science, art, geology, biology and more
  • $30.2 million invested in the college’s historic campus, including renovations of Bentley Hall, Carr Hall, Carnegie Hall and athletic fields
  • $7.5 million raised to enhance global learning and support internships and off-campus study

Individuals from 15,505 households participated in the campaign, with commitments ranging from $5 to more than $14 million. Foundations and corporations also contributed more than $33 million to the campaign through the many grants the college receives in support of institutional initiatives as well as the grants faculty receive in support of their research.

“Time and time again, our alumni, parents and friends have demonstrated their unyielding support for Allegheny, even in the most trying of times, as evidenced by record-setting giving to this historic $200 million campaign,” said Hilary L. Link, Ph.D., Allegheny president. “We send our deepest thanks for the many ways our supporters have expressed their confidence in Allegheny and their belief in our mission. Through their generosity, their advocacy and their involvement, they have shown the world that this is Our Allegheny, a place where academic rigor stands hand in hand with humanity and community, and where individuals are inspired to change the world.

“As we prepare to open campus to students for in-person learning this fall, we are investing in a number of ways related to the health crisis, including testing, technology and infrastructure,” Link added. “We can say in all honesty that, thanks to this foundation of support, Allegheny is in a stronger position today to withstand these and other challenges that lie ahead of us.”

Campaign Progress Updated: 8/13/20





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