Harvard raised $1.42 billion in fiscal year 2018, the University’s largest-ever annual fundraising sum, and a higher education record. The total represents a more than 10 percent growth over its fiscal year 2017 donation income.
Harvard Medical School completed its capital campaign with $789 million raised, slightly exceeding its goal of $750 million.
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Harvard Business School raised close to $1.4 billion in the University’s recently concluded capital campaign, surpassing the school’s original goal by nearly $400 million
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The total more than doubles the goal of $450 million the school announced in October 2013.
Harvard just beat Harvard's own fund-raising record. The University closed out its record-smashing capital campaign at $9.6 billion, meaning the school surpassed its original fundraising goal by more than $3 billion.
The Harvard School of Dental Medicine has surpassed its $8 million capital campaign goal, reaching $10.1 million in donations during the four-year campaign.
University President Drew G. Faust said financial aid fundraising is still a significant priority for campaign organizers.
Fiscal Year 2017 marks the fourth consecutive year that the University has raised over $1 billion, according to data from the Council for Aid to Education.
The campaign garnered contributions from donors representing every Harvard school and every Harvard and Radcliffe class from 1933 to the present.