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Thursday, September 20, 2018

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UH earns $132.8 million in fundraiser, sets record


This year marks the third consecutive year both UH and the UH System surpassed their annual fundraising goals, setting a new record of $132.8 million along the way.

The funds, attained through private support from businesses, corporations and alumni, will be dispersed among current and future scholarships, programs and faculty development opportunities.

“This new standard for philanthropy at the University of Houston is the result of the continued loyalty and generosity of so many who care deeply about UH,” said UH System Chancellor and UH President Renu Khator. “As we continue to achieve new milestones, including establishing an enrollment record this fall, we will remain focused on achieving overall excellence, with student success remaining our highest priority.”

Advancement Vice Chancellor Eloise D. Stuhr said the record-breaking amount was attributed to a surplus in fundraising from the Multidisciplinary Research and Engineering Building, the TDECU Stadium and the campaign for Tier One Scholarships.

“More important than the dollars is the impact this generous support has on students, and the impact it has on making Houston an even greater city, as it benefits from UH becoming an even greater research university,” Stuhr said.

Among the UH System components, the UH raised $126.8 million, UH-Victoria raised more than $2.2 million, UH-Downtown raised $1.3 million and UH-Clear Lake raised more than $871,000.

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