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UI College of Nursing Reaches $20 Million Campaign Milestone

October 26, 2014

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

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

The college has raised more than $20 million in private support toward its $25 million goal as part of For Iowa. Forever More., with gifts made through the University of Iowa Foundation. The support from more than 2,700 nursing alumni and friends contributes to the university’s $1.7 billion comprehensive campaign, which began in 2008 and concludes in 2016.

Campaign gifts to the college support students, faculty, staff, programs and facilities—all of which help the college sustain its work to prepare nurse leaders and to be forerunners in the discovery, dissemination and application of nursing knowledge. The college’s campaign goals focus on ensuring student success; advancing faculty teaching and research; supporting academic centers and programs; and securing unrestricted funds that can be directed to areas of greatest need.

“We are deeply grateful for the outstanding support we have received from friends and alumni of the College of Nursing,” says UI College of Nursing Dean Rita Frantz. “Through their exceptional generosity, the college will continue to be a leader in educating the next generation of nurses for practice, research and education.”

The UI College of Nursing, established in 1898, ranks as one of the best nursing programs in the country. University of Iowa College of Nursing graduates are sought after as highly skilled professionals who have received a rigorous education of the highest quality. The college is committed to preparing nurse clinicians, scholars and educators to meet the health needs of the people throughout Iowa’s 99 counties, and to advancing graduate and undergraduate research.

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.

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