CAS Raises $18.9 Million; First at Mason to Meet Campaign Goal

Posted: February 24, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

by Stephanie Hay

The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), led by Dean Daniele Struppa, has surpassed its fundraising campaign goal by raising more than $18.9 million, making the unit the first at George Mason to meet its challenge since The Campaign for George Mason University began in 1998.

The school’s History and Art History Department responded to the campaign by raising $200,000, and the Forensics Team Alumni responded by raising more than $100,000. Both groups captured pledges to meet their goals in only a few weeks, which set two new university giving records.

“Meeting the goals of the campaign requires the dedication and generosity of many. On behalf of the Campaign Committee, I applaud the College of Arts and Sciences upon meeting its fundraising goal under the leadership of Dean Struppa,” Campaign Chair Sidney Dewberry says. “The college’s continued success will be key as we work to exceed our initial overall campaign goal of $110 million by a substantial margin between now and June 2005.”

Reaching the goal was possible only because of generous donors and active department chairs and faculty members who contributed ideas, names, and advice, and who solicited donors and wrote funding proposals, Struppa says.

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