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Shepherd capital campaign goes public

October 23, 2009|T

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. -- She Shepherd University Create the Future fundraising campaign opened its public phase Thursday with the announcement that $16 million of a $20 million goal had been reached, said Robert A. McMillan, chairman of the campaign, at a reception for major donors.

The campaign had been in the silent phase since 2006. Funds were raised among the campaign leadership, loyal alumni and volunteers.

The public phase will call on donors and friends of the university to raise the remaining $4 million to reach the $20 million goal.

The campaign funds will be used for student scholarships, academic program support, endowed chairs and faculty enhancement, and renovation and new construction.

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The $16 million came from 2,214 alumni, 2,029 friends of Shepherd and Contemporary American Theater donors, and 320 foundations, corporations, and government agencies.

More information about the Create the Future campaign is available at www.shepherd.edu/create.

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