Campaign gets Interior students engaged

A four-year campaign to raise money for UBCO students and research has resulted in more than $100 million

  • Oct. 28, 2015 7:00 p.m.

A four-year campaign to raise money for University of B.C. Okanagan students and research has resulted in more than $100 million in donations towards higher education in the Interior.

Launched in September 2011, the start an evolution campaign aimed to raise $100 million and double the number of UBC alumni engaged in the life of the university.

“This was a tremendously ambitious goal for our campus and community in just five years,” said Ross Langford, chairperson of the start an evolution campaign team.

“It gives me tremendous pleasure to announce we have exceeded our fundraising goal by nearly $100,000 and our engagement target by 20 per cent.”

As a result of fundraising efforts, the campaign raised $100,096,345. In the last year, 1,600 alumni volunteered, attended special events, or gave back to the university in other various ways, 20 percent above what was targeted in 2011.

Funds raised during start an evolution will go towards student-centered initiatives, improvements to facilities, and research activities.