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'Because this is Auburn' fundraising effort reaches historic $1 billion goal

(Source: Auburn University) (Source: Auburn University)
(Source: Auburn University) (Source: Auburn University)

AUBURN, AL (WTVM) – Auburn University is the first university in the state of Alabama to raise $1 billion in a comprehensive fundraising campaign.

The money was raised on behalf of an initiative called "Because this is Auburn — a campaign for Auburn University."

The campaign, which kicked off in April, seeks to ensure the continued excellence of Auburn University with things such as creating scholarships, new endowments, and building and renovating campus facilities.

More than 70 percent of campaign funds have come from Auburn alumni.

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