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President Daniel Mark Fogel announced that total commitments to the Campaign for the University of Vermont went over the top at $250.6 million as of the end of the day Thursday, January 18, 2007.

Launched in July of 2001 as only the second campaign in UVM history, the Campaign for the University of Vermont is concentrated on raising funds primarily for student scholarships, faculty support, and facilities.

"This signal achievement is a tremendous vote of confidence in UVM and an affirmation of an intense, widely-shared belief in the University’s value and quality," Fogel said. "We should also see this moment as freighted with the obligation to meet the high expectations UVM has been working toward and as a call to continue to develop the philanthropic resources that will be key to fulfilling the promise, not least of all by intensifying our efforts to increase the campaign total through to its deadline in June of this year."

Fogel expressed gratitude for "the generosity of our wonderful donors and volunteers and for the coordinated efforts of deans, faculty, staff, and our colleagues in Development and Alumni Relations." He gave special thanks to the members of the university's Board of Trustees and to the National Campaign Steering Committee, noting especially the leadership of alumni Robert '90 and Meghan Cioffi '91, Eugene '50 and Joan Kalkin, and Bruce Lisman '69.

"Their support and that of the entire university community has positioned the University of Vermont to realize its overarching goal in the years ahead — to become known as the nation's premier small public research university," Fogel said.