The University of Colorado has announced that it has raised more than $228.6 million in private support for the 12-month period ending June 30, 2012 —the highest fiscal-year total in CU history.
The fundraising success is due in part to a continued strong pipeline of bequest commitments made by donors. More than $30 million in future estate commitments were recorded by the Foundation this year, and the total pipeline of provisions made by donors in their estate plans surpassed $190 million this year—nearly half of which has been committed in the last three years.
“I appreciate the confidence donors have in our great university, and the support they provide that makes us even greater,” said CU President Bruce D. Benson. “Private support is increasingly important to CU’s operations, and our donors help ensure that CU continues to provide teaching, research, health care, and outreach of the highest caliber.”