Newspaper article MinnPost.com

University of St. Thomas Raises More Than $500 Million in Capital Campaign

Newspaper article MinnPost.com

University of St. Thomas Raises More Than $500 Million in Capital Campaign

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The University of St. Thomas has announced a milestone: more than a half-billion dollars given or pledged for its capital campaign.

University President Fr. Dennis Dease announced Wednesday night that gifts and pledges to the campaign total $515,104,773.

The school's board had set a $500 million goal in 2007. It had a good start, getting $60 million from St. Thomas trustee Lee Anderson and his wife, Penny, which helped pay for three major construction projects on the St. Paul campus: the 2012 Anderson Student Center, the 2010 Anderson Athletic and Recreation Complex and the 2009 Anderson Parking Facility.

The contributions come from 43,539 alumni and friends, Dease said. More than 3,300 students contributed, the school said.

St. Thomas said projects funded by the campaign include:

Construction projects

* $58.7 million for the Anderson Student Center.

* $52.9 million for the Anderson Athletic and Recreation Complex.

* $15 million for the Anderson Parking Facility.

* $4.6 million to expand Sitzmann Hall, Center for Catholic Studies. …

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