Development

As part of Because This is Auburn — A Campaign for Auburn University, a historical $1 billion fundraising effort launched into the public phase in April 2015, the School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences set an unprecedented goal of raising $19.8 million to benefit students, faculty, programs, and facilities. With this support, the school will create 20 new scholarships to diversify student enrollment and four new additional faculty positions focused on outreach and extension, as well as a $1.5 million endowment to support research. To achieve its goals to increase student enrollment, faculty enrichment, and program expansion, the school is seeking $2.3 million in campaign support to renovate and upgrade existing facilities that enhance student learning experiences. At the close of fiscal year 2015, the SFWS had exceeded its goal by nearly 5 percent with 6,299 campaign contributions totaling $20.2 million from SFWS alumni and friends.

auburn oaks donors during dedication
6,299

TOTAL GIFTS

2015 CAMPAIGN HIGHLIGHTS

  • Total Raised FY15 – $2,617,676

  • 638 gifts received

  • 71.1% from alumni

  • 12.3% from corporate

  • 6.2% by friends of school

  • 138 Dean’s Club Members

Comprehensive Total Annual Fundraising 2011–15

2011

$1,734,732

65%

2012

$2,652,100

75%

2013

$2,618,219

71%

2014

$3,341,150

85%

2015

$2,617,676

65%

Overall Campaign Totals

Programs

Students

Facilities

Faculty

TOTAL: $20,263,654

*As of 9/30/15, SFWS has exceeded its campaign goals by 5%.

OVERALL CAMPAIGN HIGHLIGHTS 2015 CAMPAIGN HIGHLIGHTS

  • 52.9% of campaign goal has been given by alumni

  • 25.1% of the campaign total has been given by friends of the SFWS

  • 10.91% of SFWS alumni gave in fiscal year FY14-15 (170 donors)

students with the dean at the fall icebreaker
3,385

Living Alumni