Development

The School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences’ success is fueled by the immense generosity of its alumni, parents, and friends who continue to offer extraordinary support toward the work of our faculty and students. As we enter into the final year of the Because This Is Auburn – A Campaign for Auburn University, the school has exceeded its unprecedented goal of $19.8 million by 23 percent. Philanthropic partners are helping to support the SFWS’ vision to become nationally and internationally recognized as a premier institution through our leadership in teaching, research, and outreach.

Since the beginning of the campaign, the SFWS has established 27 additional scholarships and fellowships, five professorships, and 11 funds for excellence, among countless gifts to support various programs, research, and initiatives. These funds have allowed the school to establish multiple scholarships, fellowships, professorships, and funds for excellence, as well as to build the Dixon Learning Center at the Solon Dixon Forestry Education Center, make multiple improvements to the Kreher Preserve and Nature Center, purchase much needed equipment such as a portable sawmill, and enhance outreach activities and student opportunities. In the final leg of the campaign, the SFWS will continue to strive to exceed the goals set in the areas of faculty support and facilities.

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of campaign GOAL MET

2015 CAMPAIGN HIGHLIGHTS

  • 2016 total – $3,452,283

  • 667 gifts received

  • 81% from alumni

  • 10.6% from corporate

  • 6.8% from friends of school

  • 174 Dean’s Club Members

  • 20 Compass Circle Members

  • 6 Auburn Oaks committed

Sources of Campaign Giving 2015 –16

Individuals

$2,850,569

40%

Corporate/Corporate Fundraisers

$367,619

20%

Family & Private Foundations

$199,354

30%

Other

$34,991

20%

Overall Campaign Totals

Programs

Students

Facilities

Faculty

TOTAL:$24,075,403

*As of 1/31/17

OVERALL CAMPAIGN HIGHLIGHTS 2015 CAMPAIGN HIGHLIGHTS

  • 56.6% of campaign total given by alumni

  • 23.2% of campaign total given by friends of the SFWS

  • 20.1% of campaign total given by corporate partners

students with the dean at the fall icebreaker