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Discover, Inspire, Lead campaign exceeds goal with record $73 million

by Carissa Andrews

March 29, 2019

Campus Connection News

Saint Mary’s University recently completed the school’s most ambitious capital campaign in history. The Discover, Inspire, Lead Campaign, which concluded Dec. 31, 2018, raised a record $73 million for Saint Mary’s — far exceeding its $57 million goal. The university’s most recent capital campaign raised $30 million more than a decade ago. At the center of the campaign was the Science and Learning Center, a $19.7-million-dollar state-of-the-art facility completed in 2017. Another major highlight includes the growth in the First Generation Initiative (FGI) endowment, which supports First Generation Scholars at Saint Mary’s, which started with less than $500,000 and now is close to $5 million. Altogether, the campaign supported many initiatives, including athletics, scholarships, business programs, the facilities and programs at the Twin Cities Campus, Lasallian formation, and the Saint Mary’s Fund. These are in addition to the aforementioned key strategic campaign priorities. Read the full story.