Annual Report 2015-2016 - 6
The Year in Review
01 Buffalo State Celebrates Record-Setting
Transforming Lives Campaign.
More than 150 guests reveled in the success
of Buffalo State's Transforming Lives campaign
during a closing ceremony in the Campbell
Student Union Social Hall on October 27, 2015.
The campaign, which began in 2011 and culminated
in June 2015, raised $27.3 million and exceeded
its goal by $7 million. More than 9,500 donors
contributed to the campaign, which was co-chaired by
James Brandys, '71, '73, and Linda A. Dobmeier, '71.
Funds support five campus priorities: student
scholarships; enhancing the student experience;
enhancing campus facilities; excellence in faculty
teaching, research, and service; and the Fund for
Buffalo State (annual fund).
Campaign gifts included funding for 30 new endowed
scholarships, eight non-endowed scholarships; an
endowed faculty chair in Exceptional Education; two
art conservation program fellowships; the creation
of the Louis P. Ciminelli Recital Hall; the upcoming
Jacqueline V. LoRusso Alumni House and Visitor
Center; Statler study-abroad scholarships; the new
Ferguson Planetarium; the E. O. Smith Arts and
Humanities Faculty Development Fund; and the
Jim Grunebaum Speakers Series in Philosophy Fund.
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