The Jefferson 2000 Fund
2000 Fund Reaches $133 Million
The Jefferson 2000 Fund Campaign has reached $133 million as it moves closer
to the goal of $200 million. Currently $25 million ahead of its planned
pace, the campaign is more than a year ahead of its original schedule.
"With this exciting momentum, we hope to meet our goal before the year
2000," said Mrs. Samuel M. V. Hamilton, Chairman of The Jefferson 2000
Fund executive committee. "The support and confidence shown by staff
and faculty, corporations, foundations and other friends is indeed gratifying."
The boost to the campaign resulted from a record-breaking year for Jefferson
philanthropy. During fiscal 1996, Jefferson received more than $25 million
in gifts and pledges.
The largest group of donors to the campaign is foundations, who have given
43 percent of the gifts. Gifts from friends, including faculty and staff,
make up 36 percent, and alumni have contributed 17 percent of the gifts.
Gifts to the campaign range from a few dollars to $10 million. Recent major
gifts have advanced cancer research, endowed professorships, and provided
scholarships and loans for students.