LOGAN – Utah State University finished the fundraising year in record-setting fashion with more than $100 million in new funds, including the largest single gift ever: $41 million from the Bastian family.
USU’s Vice President for Advancement, Matt White, said there are reasons for this year’s success.
“We have just an exceptional group of deans, along with our president, that have really articulated the impact of giving, like I have said before,” said White. “We also have just an incredible development team here.
“It’s unlike any team I’ve been a part of. Our fundraisers are just absolutely exceptional and have built true relationships with our community.”
While dealing with the pandemic from July 2021 to the end of June 2022, USU brought in $110 million in gifts from 9,200 donors, including 16 gifts of a million dollars or more.
White said November 4 marks the launch of the ‘Create Your Aggie Impact’ fundraising campaign.
“We’re doing a new approach to capital campaigns that’s kind of in that entrepreneurial spirit of Utah State University,” White added. “Our foundation board has just been incredibly visionary and supportive in new approaches to donor engagement.
“This impact campaign is going to really talk about some corps priorities and opportunities for people to invest and to really accelerate USU, to take USU to the next level, to help USU and our academic units achieve vision.”
White said the success of the past year is largely due to Aggie supporters who are extremely invested in the mission and vision of USU.