Progress - Inspire Innovation - Carnegie Mellon University

Campaign Totals, June 30, 2013

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The Inspire Innovation campaign came to a successful conclusion on June 30, 2013. We extend our gratitude to you — our alumni, parents, faculty, staff, students and friends who have so generously contributed your time, talent and treasure. We are poised for an even better, brighter future. And it's all because of you.

Total raised
$1.19 billion
Endowed $578.5 million
Number of contributions 235,159 gifts from 49,700 donors
Campaign publicly launched October 2008
Campaign close date
June 30, 2013

Core Campaign Goals

(dollars in millions)
Supporting a New Generation of Student Innovators $201.8
New endowed scholarships 250
Scholarship funding $102.9
New endowed fellowships 97
Fellowship funding $77.5
spacerStudent programs (athletics, student groups, student life, Greek life, prizes and awards) $21.3

Retaining and Enhancing Faculty $393.4
New endowed professorships 31
Professorship funding $103.8
Faculty research funding $289.6

Sustaining CMU's Foundation of Excellence $432.2

Enhancing an Innovative Environment $105.3
Construction of the Gates and Hillman Centers $41.0
spacerOther renovations (academic buildings, labs, fitness, campus beautification) $64.3

Undesignated $55.3


Two donors provided naming gifts for colleges during Inspire Innovation:
  • David A. Tepper School of Business
  • Marianna Brown Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Donor support enabled the transformation of the H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management to the H. John Heinz III College