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10/31/2017 11:31:00 AM
IU Bicentennial fund drive expands goal to $3 billion after raising $2 billion

Brittani Howell, Herald-Times

Indiana University alumni have raised more than $2 billion for the university’s bicentennial fundraising campaign, with more than two years to go before the campaign ends.

IU launched its “For All: The Indiana University Bicentennial Campaign” in September 2015 with an initial goal of raising $2.5 billion by January 2020, the university’s bicentennial year.

But because of the campaign’s success, IU will be extending it through June 2020, with a new goal of $3 billion.

“IU’s Bicentennial will be a time that will never happen again,” IU president Michael McRobbie said Saturday in a news release from the university. “Extending the campaign through the whole bicentennial year and increasing the goal takes full advantage of this unique opportunity. It will enable all members of the IU family, worldwide, to do all they can to support IU into its next century of its existence as one of the world’s greatest universities.”

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