118,000 Donors. 867 Million Dollars. 1 University-Changing Campaign.

After the champagne corks are popped and the confetti has been swept off the floor, has Campaign Iowa State: With Pride and Purpose really made Iowa State a stronger university?

In a word, yes.

Scholarships Change Students’ Lives

The numbers are astounding. Over the past eight years, 42,000 private scholarships totaling $60 million have been awarded to students at Iowa State University. During Campaign Iowa State, student scholarship support has increased by $261 million.

campaign_scholarships“My career goal is to be a family physician, and I would like to practice right here in rural Iowa. Thanks to the wonderful support of alumni, I should be able to enter medical school debt-free. This has been truly life-changing for me.”

— Molly Slattery (pictured, right), a senior in kinesiology and health and Spanish from Calamus, Iowa. Molly received the Dean L. and Shirley A. Skaugstad Endowed Presidential Scholar award, the S. Katherine Guy Presidential Scholarship, and the Human Sciences General Scholarship

“A gift to Campaign Iowa State is not just a gift to students. It is an investment in our promising generation that will surely have long-reaching effects, just like a ripple in a pond.”

– Meredith Gibson, senior, chemical engineering

Recruiting and Retaining World-Class Faculty

Endowed and named faculty positions funded through private support are critical to Iowa State in maintaining its position as a top institution by attracting and retaining world-class scholars. Dollars raised in Campaign Iowa State: With Pride and Purpose have more than doubled endowed and named positions on campus: More than 100 such positions have been established for faculty to engage in research, teaching, and outreach.

campaign_faculty“Teaching is my passion, and freshmen are the students I want to teach. I really love to see 18-year-olds when they find out that animal science is fun.”

— Doug Kenealy (’69 dairy science; PhD ’74 animal science) (pictured,
right), university professor of animal science and the inaugural recipient of the Eldred & Donna Harman Professorship in Teaching and Learning

“This campaign addressed many high priority areas of the university – areas that go beyond what state funds and tuition dollars support. The achievements of Campaign Iowa State have transformed many parts of this university, and its success will continue to impact this institution for generations to come. Campaign Iowa State provided the margin of excellence that has created opportunities in student scholarships, faculty and programmatic support, and new and renovated facilities that only private gifting can achieve.”

– Iowa State University President Gregory L. Geoffroy

A Better Place to Learn

Step onto the Iowa State University campus and you’ll immediately see the tangible results of Campaign Iowa State: With Pride and Purpose. New and renovated facilities can be seen across campus and in nearly every academic discipline. According to ISU President Gregory L. Geoffroy, these facilities are essential for the future of the institution. “While it is the faculty and students who make Iowa State special, the campus environment and the places they do their work have a profound impact on their ability to excel.”

Elevating the Iowa State Experience

More than $283 million was raised during Campaign Iowa State to support the kind of programs that will enhance the student experience both in and out of the classroom for generations to come.

Students participate in the EARTH program on St. John

Parks Library

The ISU Cyclone Football “Varsity” Marching Band

•     60,000 alumni and friends contributed to colleges and academic departments, providing $200 million for educational programs
•     Campaign-funded global initiatives such as the Center for Sustainable Rural Livelihoods in Africa and the EARTH (Education and Resiliency Through Horticulture) program on the island of St. John give students critical hands-on experiences
•     Private support has greatly enhanced entrepreneurial activities that lead to new industries and markets in Iowa and beyond
•     More than 8,400 campaign benefactors supported the University Library
•     Annual giving to the ISU Cyclone Football “Varsity” Marching Band rose from $30,000 to over $100,000
•     Contributions to Cyclone Athletics set all-time records

“This campaign succeeded like so many other efforts in Iowa State’s glorious 154-year history have succeeded – through a real team effort. It wasn’t a handful of wealthy people who took this campaign over the top; it was a cast of thousands – tens of thousands; people from all walks and stages of life, from students to young alumni to people in their golden years.”

– Iowa State University President Gregory L. Geoffroy

A Lasting Impact

Original working goal:

Announced goal (October 2007):

Total dollars raised:

Number of volunteers:

Total number of donors:

Number of first-time donors:

Number of states from which gifts were received:

Number of Phone Center calls:
13 million

Telephone, direct mail, and online giving:
$40 million

Total number of scholarships created during the campaign:

Endowed deanships:

New endowed faculty positions:

New named faculty positions:

Faculty/staff giving:
$37 million from 4,507 employees

Number of new buildings, building additions, and buildings with major renovations:

*Of the total raised, 69% of the gifts were received by June 30, 2011; 31% are deferred gifts and multi-year pledges.

Programs: $283,848,611
Student: $261,610,003
Faculty: $182,395,654
Facility: $139,596,201

College of Agriculture & Life Sciences: $130.8 million
Alumni Association: $18.6 million
Athletics: $89.6 million
College of Business: $48.1 million
College of Design: $10.2 million
College of Engineering: $134.7 million
Extension: $9.9 million
College of Human Sciences: $36.7 million
College of Liberal Arts & Sciences: $72.7 million
Library: $6.3 million
Reiman Gardens: $5.3 million
Student Affairs: $50.9 million
University Museums: $5.5 million
College of Veterinary Medicine: $47 million
Other: $201.2 million (includes $141 million gift in-kind)

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