Campaign Goal: $53,250,000
Total Gifts and Pledges: $62,100,000
Invest. Ignite. Inspire. was Valdosta State University’s first-ever comprehensive capital campaign. The original campaign working goal was set for $43,250,000; however, after an amazing response at the onset of the campaign, and a $17 million estate gift (the largest in the university’s history), the decision was made to raise the goal by $10 million. The campaign surpassed that goal of $53,250,000 and raised over $62.1 million. Funds from the campaign went to five categories: (1) Student Enrichment; (2) Faculty Enhancements; (3) Program Opportunities; (4) Athletics Excellence; and (5) Facility Upgrades.
VSU President Dr. Richard Carvajal, Honorary Campaign Chairman Dr. Brantley Jenkins & VP of Institutional Advancement Mr. John Crawford celebrated at the campaign gala.
“The J.F. Smith Group’s experienced group of advancement professionals proved themselves to be extremely knowledgeable, and they worked tirelessly with our staff and board to raise the expectations of what was possible. In the end, we not only met, but exceeded our campaign goal – an accomplishment that never would have been possible without the J.F. Smith Group’s leadership. I am grateful for the impact they made for our students and institution, and I would not hesitate to use them again!”
– Dr. Richard Carvajal, VSU President
Learn more about VSU’s INVEST. IGNITE. INSPIRE. Capital Campaign.