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Inside Iowa State
Jan. 9, 1998

ISU Foundation

Campaign Destiny enters the second half

by Dalene Abner, ISU Foundation

The record-setting Campaign Destiny: To Become the Best, is progressing at record speed. At the end of December 1997 -- halfway through the five-year campaign -- contributions were an estimated $224 million, three-fourths of the $300-million goal.

The $10 million campaign for university employees and retirees ended the year at almost $8.7 million.

"In the most basic terms of financial support, this campaign shows how alumni and friends believe in helping Iowa State become the best," said ISU Foundation President Tom Mitchell. "Campaign Destiny's record pace is very strong evidence of our progress toward that goal."

Since the campaign was launched in September 1996, campaign goals for these 15 projects have been reached:

Priorities for the campaign in 1998 include the President's Scholarship Campaign, phase two of ETRC, a new building for a Global Center for Agricultural and Rural Development, an addition to the Design Center, a business entrepreneurship initiative that would include a variety of activities to promote entrepreneurship in ISU classrooms and throughout the state, and conservation work on the historic Farm House.

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