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Nevada State College surpasses fundraising goal

Nevada State College
Posted at 10:35 PM, Jul 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-21 01:35:16-04

Nevada State College concluded on June 30 the first major fundraising initiative in its history.

The two-year Comprehensive Capital Campaign has raised $16.8 million to date and is on pace to hit $17 million by the month’s end, surpassing its initial goal of $10 million.

Now the college is hoping to raise millions more.

The funds raised helped triple the size of the campus with two new state-of-the-art buildings, which opened this past fall. Money raised in this effort also has paid for 120 full-ride scholarships for underserved students and for ongoing academic programs.

The new “50 for $2 million” campaign seeks 50 donors to raise $2 million for scholarships within the year. The campaign kicked off in April and already has raised $800,000.

The Comprehensive Capital Campaign Committee, chaired by Glenn Christenson, also plans to launch the Education Building Campaign, which aims to raise $6 million for a new School of Education building. The committee already has identified $1.5 million before the launch set for Jan. 1, 2017.