$1 billion campaign helps transform Oklahoma State

Ponca City Now - November 24, 2014 8:02 am

(Information in the following story is from: The Oklahoman, http://www.newsok.com)

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) – A seven-year fundraising campaign has helped transform Oklahoma State University.

The campaign began in December 2007 with a goal to raise $1 billion. The Oklahoman reports that it officially ends on December 31st, but the goal was reached almost two years early and pledges continue to come in.

OSU President Burns Hargis says the success of the campaign has surprised many people associated with the university. Hargis says the OSU community will see itself in new terms in the future.

Hargis says another significant result of the campaign is the number of donors, which currently totals 101,000. A total of 45,000 of them are first-time donors.

Hargis says the key is to keep in touch with the donors and show them their gift is making the difference they intended.


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