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August 15, 1992


Campaign Kansas, Kansas University's major fund-raising drive that concluded this summer, raised a total of $262.9 million.

In preparation for the drive, university leaders, under the direction of Chancellor Gene A. Budig, identified nine general areas in which private funding could make the greatest impact on quality.

The funding objectives for five of the nine general areas in Campaign Kansas were met.

Here is a breakdown of the drive areas and the funds going to those goals.

Endowments for academic support. An objective of $22 million for endowed chairs, distinguished professorships and faculty development received $40 million in gifts and pledges.

Funds for students. Objectives of $20 million for scholarships and fellowships and $3 million for scholarship halls received $38 million in commitments, including $1 million for the construction of Amini Scholarship Hall.

Funds for libraries. A $6 million objective for acquisitions received $8 million in commitments.

Funds for a variety of programs. An $11 million objective for such areas as the Kansas Eye Bank, a hearing-loss center, organ transplant surgery, a Nutrition Information Center, a Home Care and Teaching Hospice, the Hall Center for the Humanities and international programs received $47.6 million in gifts and pledges.

Funds for Lawrence campus facilities construction or renovation. A $19.5 million objective received $29.3 million for the construction of the Ernst F. Lied Center for the Performing Arts, for the expansion of athletics facilities and for the renovation of the Memorial Campanile.

The funding objectives for the following four areas were not met.

Funds for unrestricted uses. The largest objective of the campaign at $39.5 million received $37.8 million in commitments. Unrestricted resources provide flexible funds for unanticipated opportunities and special needs.

Funds for equipment. A $14 million objective for acquisitions including laboratory and computer resources received $10.5 million.

Funds for three KU museums. A $6 million objective for acquisitions at the Spencer Museum of Art, Museum of Natural History and Museum of anthropology received $4.4 million in gifts and pledges.

Funds for medical center construction. A $9 million objective for construction of a fitness center and a biomedical research building at the KU Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan., received $4.2 million in gifts and pledges. A $2.7 million bequest funded the construction of the new Kirmayer Fitness Center.

Also, more than $43 million has been committed for university projects not included in campaign priorities.

All gifts for the university were counted toward the Campaign Kansas total during the five-year pledge period that ended June 30.

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