Sept. 18, 2012
WEST HAVEN, CONN. – The University of New Haven announced today it raised more than $10 million in gifts and grants for the second year in a row.
In fiscal year 2011, the university raised $10.5 million—the largest amount in its history. In fiscal year 2012, which ended on June 30, 2012, UNH’s fundraising totaled $10.4 million.
Annual fundraising at UNH is up more than 49 percent over the $7 million raised five years ago. Funds raised are counted on a fiscal year basis from July 1 to June 30.
“We are grateful for the strong, continued support of our alumni, friends and the business community,” said President Steven H. Kaplan. “This is another indication of the tremendous momentum and progress taking place at the university.”
Major gifts included $3 million from a former member of the Board of Governors toward a science initiative and two separate gifts, one of $1 million from an alumnus to purchase engineering equipment and the other of $600,000 from a corporate contributor to expand facilities. Another alumnus and former member of the UNH Board of Governors contributed $500,000 for the second year in a row to underwrite ongoing renovations to Maxcy Hall.
“UNH relies on the generous support of our donors to fund capital improvements, program enhancements and scholarships for students,” said Rob Lee ’78, who chaired the advancement committee of the UNH Board of Governors during the last several years. “We appreciate their response to our fundraising efforts and are proud that the university has grown and prospered because of their generosity.”
“We are fortunate to have had a record number of donors invest in UNH’s future this past year,” said Rick Tuchman, vice president for university advancement. “They make a real difference and help us provide a superb education to our very talented students.”
The University of New Haven is a private, top-tier comprehensive institution recognized as a national leader in experiential education. Founded in 1920 on the campus of Yale University in cooperation with Northeastern University, UNH moved to its current West Haven campus in 1960. The University provides its students with a unique combination of a solid liberal arts education and real-world, hands-on career and research opportunities. UNH enrolls approximately 6,400 students, including nearly 1,800 graduate students and more than 4,600 undergraduates – the majority of whom reside in University housing. Through its College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences, Tagliatela College of Engineering, and College of Lifelong & eLearning, UNH offers 75 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. UNH students have access to more than 50 study abroad programs worldwide and its student-athletes compete in 16 varsity sports in the NCAA Division II’s highly competitive Northeast-10 Conference.