University Of Central Oklahoma Launches $40 Million Fundraising Campaign

Thursday, September 27, 2012

A $40 million fundraising campaign was announced just this week, but the University of Central Oklahoma already is more than three-fourths of the way to its goal

UCO kicked off its Always Central campaign Tuesday. The announcement marked the opening of the public phase of the campaign, but the drive already has received $30.4 million in donations.

Those donations came during the campaign's silent phase, in which organizers sought contributions from a few major donors. That phase began in 2008, said Reagan Hamlin, UCO Foundation spokeswoman. The university will wrap up the campaign in June 2014.

Donations given during the silent phase came primarily from alumni and corporate donors, said campaign co-chairman Lee Beasley.

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