During the fiscal year that ended June 30 Miami University received nearly 36,000 gifts totaling $33.7 million. That amount is an increase of 15 percent from fiscal year 2011, and is Miami's best fundraising year since 2008. Gifts to the university's annual fund surpassed $4 million for the first time.
In addition, the total of new commitments to the campaign For Love and Honor topped $39 million and represented a 45-percent increase from fiscal year 2011. To date, more than $453 million has been raised toward the $500 million goal for the campaign.
“We are deeply appreciative of the continued support of Miami alumni, parents, friends and our corporate partners,” said Brad Bundy, interim vice president for university advancement. “These gifts strengthen Miami by providing increased scholarships, enhanced facilities, enriched academic programs and so much more.”
During fiscal year 2012, five new professorships and 12 new faculty/staff endowments were created, and gifts via payroll deduction by faculty and staff were at an all-time high.
As a top fundraising priority, Miami is seeking to raise $50 million for student scholarships over a five-year period. For the second year in a row, Miami surpassed its annual goal.
Graduating seniors contributed $110,629 to either the Senior Class Gift or joined the Miami University Alumni Association, representing nearly 37 percent of the class of 2012.