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UI College of Public Health Reaches $20 Million Campaign Milestone

May 19, 2014

Gifts Contribute to For Iowa. Forever More: The Campaign for the University of Iowa

The University of Iowa College of Public Health has reached a major milestone in For Iowa. Forever More: The Campaign for the University of Iowa.

It has raised more than $20 million in private support, with gifts made through the University of Iowa Foundation, since the campaign began in 2008. The college has a current goal of $25.8 million as part of the university’s $1.7 billion comprehensive campaign, which concludes in 2016.

More than 1,000 alumni and friends have made gifts in support of the UI College of Public Health’s students, faculty, staff, programs and facilities during the campaign. These gifts help the college sustain its work of protecting and improving the health and well-being of families and communities.

The college’s campaign goals focus on ensuring student success; advancing faculty teaching and research; supporting academic centers and programs; partnering with the state and university on facilities construction and renovation; fostering community outreach; and securing unrestricted funds that can be directed to areas of greatest need.

“We are so grateful to all of our many supporters—loyal alumni, friends and others who care deeply about supporting our students and faculty and helping to create a healthy society,” says UI College of Public Health Dean Sue Curry. “Their wonderful generosity inspires and energizes our efforts and helps us attract the best and brightest students and faculty to the UI.”

The College of Public Health, established in 1999, is the youngest college at the UI and the only accredited school of public health in Iowa. The college’s mission is to promote health and to prevent injury and illness through a commitment to education and training, excellence in research, innovation in policy development and devotion to public-health practice. Its faculty, staff and students lead groundbreaking research, practice and policy initiatives that directly benefit each of Iowa’s 99 counties, the Midwest region and the world.

About the University of Iowa Foundation

The University of Iowa Foundation’s mission is to advance the University of Iowa and fulfill the aspirations of those it serves. The university’s dedicated contributors fund a broad array of needs, from student scholarships, breakthrough research and life-changing health care to innovative facilities, community outreach and global education.

The UI and UI Foundation are conducting a historic comprehensive $1.7 billion fundraising campaign, For Iowa. Forever More: The Campaign for the University of Iowa, which will secure the UI’s status as a world-class institution for future generations.

The University of Iowa Foundation is the preferred channel for private contributions that benefit all areas of the University of Iowa. For more information about the foundation and the campaign, visit the foundation website at http://www.uifoundation.org.

MEDIA CONTACT: Dana Larson; executive director, communications and marketing; the University of Iowa Foundation; 319-335-3305 or 800-648-6973; dana.larson@foriowa.org