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ASU Capital Campaign Surpasses Goal

January 19, 2012

Officials at Angelo State University (ASU) and the Texas Tech University System (TTUS) announced a major milestone of surpassing $25 million in the institution’s first capital campaign Thursday, Jan. 19, during a celebration dinner with alumni, donors and friends.  

A little more than a year after publicly announcing the “Campaign for Angelo State University,” the university has shattered its initial goal by raising $25 million as of December 2011.  TTUS Chancellor Kent Hance and ASU President Joseph C. Rallo provided the good news nearly two years before the campaign’s scheduled end date. 

“Donors have joined with us in supporting our campaign and in enhancing the education we can provide our students now and in the future,” said ASU President Rallo.  “We are grateful to all of our contributors at every level of giving.” 

“Surpassing the $25 million goal is truly a remarkable accomplishment for Angelo State,” said TTUS Chancellor Hance.  “This success could not have been possible without the generosity of our donors and hard work from our development staff, and we look forward to the many more achievements to come.” 

In light of the capital campaign’s great success, TTUS Chancellor Hance and ASU President Rallo also revealed plans to extend its goal to raising $35 million by the end of 2013, making this the largest campaign for the university and San Angelo area. 

“Angelo State’s first ever capital campaign is designed to provide the resources to attract, sustain and graduate the best possible students and prepare them for success in a very competitive marketplace,” said ASU President Rallo.  “The continued support of our donors is absolutely vital to achieve our long-term goals as an institution.” 

The capital campaign is raising funds to support multiple ASU programs and initiatives in service to the region and the state.  The fundraising efforts impact all programs at the university with a focus on three signature programs:  nursing, teacher education and agriculture.  Each signature program addresses significant needs and opportunities in West Texas. 

The ASU capital campaign is part of a larger, billion-dollar system-wide campaign announced by TTUS Chancellor Hance in September 2010, which is benefiting Texas Tech University and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, as well as ASU. The Office of Institutional Advancement at TTUS has worked closely with the ASU Office of Development, sharing expertise and strategies to ensure fundraising success.