Howard University Completes the Most Successful Fundraising Drive Ever Undertaken by a Black College or University

Howard University recently completed the largest fundraising effort ever undertaken by a historically black college or university. The five-year campaign, launched with a goal of raising $250 million for the educational institution, actually exceeded its goal, bringing in a total of $272 million. There were 81 gifts of $1 million or more.

Howard University president H. Patrick Swygert reported that the university’s endowment currently stands at $532 million, more than triple the figure when he took office in 1995.

President Swygert noted that through the fundraising effort, Howard was able to increase its alumni database from 32,000 names to more than 60,000 individuals.