University of Colorado seeks $1.5 billion in private gifts

In a move president Bruce Benson called the most ambitious in the school’s history, the University of Colorado on Monday launched the public portion of a campaign to collect $1.5 billion in private donations, the Denver Post reports. A portion of the money raised by the “Creating Futures” campaign will boost the university’s $745.4 million total endowment, while much of it will help fund everything from scholarships and research to new construction, according to the university…

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