Capital Campaigns

Duquesne meets $150 million fundraising goal a year early
December 23, 2011

Duquesne University has surpassed its $150 million fundraising campaign a year early, the school announced Thursday.

At a holiday luncheon for its employees, university President Charles J. Dougherty said the "Advancing Our Legacy" campaign, scheduled to end in December 2012, has raised $151.3 million.

The fundraising program began in 2004; the Catholic university announced a $150 million goal in 2008, when it had raised $84 million.

UT M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Campaign Surpasses $1.2 Billion Goal
October 21, 2011

The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center has completed its largest fundraising campaign ever. Thanks to the generosity of supporters across the globe, Making Cancer History®: The Campaign to Transform Cancer Care has raised $1.215 billion.

The campaign reached its original $1 billion mark in August 2010, more than two years ahead of schedule. To fund still-unmet needs, a 19-member campaign executive committee chaired by Harry J. Longwell of Dallas recommended increasing the goal to $1.2 billion, with a shortened target date of Dec. 31, 2011.

Mission Accomplished ... For Now
October 1, 2011

A pretty amazing thing happened when the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund regrouped and re-energized its efforts 10 years after it completed its original mission: People remembered. Even after a decade of relative inactivity, the organization's original donors and even their children were ready to help it fund this new mission.

Essential Steps for a Successful Capital Campaign
February 11, 2010

This FundRaising Success whitepaper will:

  • guide you through the crucial feasibility study process
  • help you decide who your best prospects are
  • introduce you to 10 important factors to consider before embarking on a capital campaign

10 Things You Need to Know About Capital Campaigns
August 1, 2009

Launching a capital campaign, even in the best of times, is something that requires a good deal of courage and conviction. If you've ever been through one, you know what we're talking about! Given the current financial situation, it's not surprising then that many nonprofits are shelving their big fundraising plans in anticipation of the happier, more stable financial times that are surely coming … at some point in the future.