Declaring it a successful effort, officials at WKU have announced that the "A New Century of Spirit" campaign raised more than $202 million. The announcement came at the President's Circle Gala and Campaign Celebration. Kathryn Costello, WKU Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations, says a total of $202,305,534 was raised to support students, faculty, programs, and capital projects.
WKU President Gary Ransdell expressed gratitude to the many donors who helped to reach the $200 million goal. He said the campaign was especially impressive because it occurred during difficult economic times.
Bowling Green businessman Don Vitale co-chaired this campaign. He also co-chaired the earlier "Investing in the Spirit" campaign that raised $102 million.