U of A kicks off biggest fundraising campaign in its history - Tucson News Now

U of A kicks off biggest fundraising campaign in its history

U of A Never Settle campaign (Source: University of Arizona) U of A Never Settle campaign (Source: University of Arizona)
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

The University of Arizona is kicking off one of the largest fundraising efforts in the University's history.  Organizers have set the ultimate goal, to raise $1 billion to help support its 'Never Settle' strategic plan.

There will be talks and tours happening on campus beginning at 2 p.m. to help kick off the campaign.  Visitors will have a chance to learn about the UA's people, laboratories and creative spaces, as well as hear about the its philanthropic priorities.

The day will end with the University's official announcement of the public campaign, followed up by fireworks.  For a full events schedule click here - http://www.uafoundation.org/documents/mmu/UACampaignKickOffGuide.pdf

 "The University of Arizona is looking toward the future. We need to provide a world-class education to our students and make sure they get real-world experience outside the classroom. When they graduate, we want them to be fully prepared to take on the challenges and opportunities ahead," UA President Ann Weaver Hart said in a recent release.

"We also need to continue bringing the best minds to the UA to conduct research and teach future generations, and we need to build more partnerships that can help us extend what we're doing here for the benefit of the state, the nation and the world. This campaign will enable us to do that. It will push us to a new level of excellence."

The Never Settle strategic plan is based on four pillars - engaging, innovating, partnering and synergy, it is designed to advance the UAs 21st century land-grant mission as well as help boost the state's economy and provide quality graduates who possess real-world experience.

For more on the Never Settle plan click here - http://neversettle.arizona.edu/

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