The University of Vermont launches $500 million Move Mountains campaign

The University of Vermont (UVM) launched its Move Mountains campaign, along with gift announcements that have already brought the university half way to its $500 million goal — the largest fundraising effort in UVM’s 225-year history.

Move Mountains is an investment in advancing the campus and establishing new endowed professorships, scholarships, and graduate fellowships designed to make a UVM education financially accessible. These will be strategic investments into the advancement of the university’s strongest programs, including human health, the environment, the humanities, and STEM education. The campaign is meant to upgrade the campus so that students, staff, and faculty are able to teach, learn, work, and live in a modern environment.

Last year, the UVM Foundation reported its best fundraising year, recording $60 million in new gifts. The Move Mountains campaign, which has been in a planning or “silent phase” since 2011, will conclude in 2019. This campaign is driven by the fundraising of the nonprofit UVM Foundation, which exists solely for the benefit of the university,

The public launch of the campaign included the announcement of the largest single donation in UVM history, a $20 million gift to the business school from the Grossman Family Foundation.  The UVM Board of Trustees has approved renaming the business school as the Grossman School of Business.

GG+A is proud to feature The University of Vermont and its Move Mountains campaign in our ad in the November issue of CASE Currents magazine, available next month.

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