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Carnegie Mellon University Tops $2 Billion Fundraising Goal; Extends Campaign
April 27, 2023
Carnegie Mellon University announced this week that it had surpassed its initial fundraising goal of $2 billion in its current capital campaign. With $2.13 billion raised so far, about 18 months ahead of the original schedule, the university indicated it would extend its Make Possible: The Campaign for Carnegie Mellon University until June 30, 2025. “Carnegie Mellon was founded by an extraordinary act of philanthropy, and that spirit of giving is only stronger today as evidenced by supporters of our Make Possible campaign,” said President Farnam Jahanian. “While $2.13 billion — and counting — is a remarkable measure of the exceptional generosity of our community of supporters, even more important are the opportunities those gifts create for our research and education mission.”

Rales Foundation bets big on Carnegie Mellon STEM students
February 22, 2023
Carnegie Mellon University and the Norman and Ruth Rales Foundation hope a $150 million initiative will support a new generation of students trying to achieve that American dream. The foundation pledged $116 million, in addition to $34 million from CMU, to endow scholarships for graduate students studying STEM from groups underrepresented in the fields, including racial minorities, women and first-generation college students. “We felt strongly, not only this is an important issue that the country needs to tackle because of its implication for our economic prosperity, for our global competitiveness, as well as our national security,” CMU President Farnam Jahanian said.
AP News

New government office hopes to transform business in PA
January 24, 2023
With the creation of a new state office, Governor Josh Shapiro is trying to make good on a campaign promise to spurn economic growth. With the stroke of a pen, the Office of Transformation and Opportunity is now born.“I believe we have a real opportunity to unlock Pennsylvania's innovation potential,” said Farnam Jahanian, President of Carnegie Mellon University.
CBS 21