DePauw University's fundraising campaign raises $380 million

May 15, 2019

DePauw University says its multiyear fundraising campaign has raised $380 million.

The Greencastle liberal arts school announced the update Wednesday on the "Campaign for DePauw," which will conclude June 30. University President Mark McCoy said the effort this week surpassed the largest campaign in the western Indiana school's history.

McCoy announced earlier this week that he planned to step down at the end of the 2019-20 academic year.

The campaign was launched in 2014. A cornerstone was support for student access and financial aid, which attracted $93 million in new endowed funds for student scholarships. The fundraising effort also brought in $71 million for academic life and $40 million for student engagement and experiential learning.

DePauw University's previous campaign record total was $376.6 million, set in 2000 at the close of "The Campaign for DePauw: Leadership for a New Century."

DePauw, a four-year college about 45 miles west of Indianapolis, has about 2,150 students. The 182-year-old school has an annual budget of $155 million and an endowment $731 million.


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