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UNB announces fundraising total of 25 million for fiscal year 2011-12

Author: Communications

Posted on Jun 29, 2012

Category: In the Media

The University of New Brunswick reached one of its highest fundraising totals in the 2011-12 fiscal year. 

All told, UNB received more than $25 million in donations – up from $13 million in the previous year – with the majority of gifts coming from alumni totalling approximately $21 million, an indication of the strong bond between UNB and its graduates.

“We’re very fortunate to have such strong support amongst our alumni,” said UNB President and Vice-Chancellor Eddy Campbell. “Their generosity shows that they are just as proud of UNB as we are to call them alumni and that they believe in the mission of UNB and our students.”

The university saw its alumni participation rate increase this past year as well as donations from first-time donors. The university also received strong support from foundations and corporations in the form of $2.6 million in donations while faculty, staff and friends of the university contributed just under $2 million.  

“The generosity is an indication of the faith people have in UNB as well as recognition of all the hard work being done on the Fredericton and Saint John campuses,” said UNB Vice-President (Advancement) Bob Skillen. “We’re thankful for all of the generous gifts we received and for people believing in our university and our students. 

A large portion of the funds will go towards supporting students in various ways such as scholarships and bursaries as well as improving library and athletic facilities. 

“The total raised was the second highest in the history of UNB,” Campbell said. “In these tough economic times it’s imperative for the university to find other sources of funding to continue to deliver strong post-secondary education.”

For more information, or to schedule an interview, contact: Laura Balakrishnan at laura.balakrishnan@unb.ca or 506-447-3031