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" if Q I .. = . ,- ir .- . he AA A .. ` ? ` ,. all . J . A . i i I :5% A . . ; . = I -t A Y Z ., I . -L`i e 2 .~ r -- .r. a E* _ . ._ = r <-gt. 1qrr$;;~&;r;;:?=; A zA ` A K A . I C V. . c . `: r if i V A A fi _:;.. . ~`<&1=,; __Q~$>;st3_g;& .ry~%<;g X: .,.,_ g g gsj 1;}; y et: _ { tl E4 ~-l l_ __+t - eddie; _-I-drill ; A `; - I ` c . '` . - A I L ; , I , I ;~~ Ai AA l A ' . L I Von Allmen Underwrites Gatton College UK Gets $7.5 Million EHlZI'pI'I1Ufl3l/E-COIHIHEYCG GHtI' to Study AlZl'1l1'H1"S Disease Douglas j. Von Allmen, a 1965 UK _ , graduate with at degree ln aeeonntlngl The UK SandersiBrown Center on Aging re- hes given $700,000 to the Getton . cerved $7.5 mlllron in renewed funding for 1tS College of Business & Eeononnes and ll Alzheimers Disease Researeh Center program from pledged $65 nnlllon to eteete two at e.llli to the -Nat1onal Institute on Aging, a division of the , endowment funds One fund of $5 I eVe National Institutes of IIealth. The five-year award l l mjlllon will benefit the School of will help to remain among the leaders in I l Aeeountdnevl The second fund of $2 V Alzheimers disease research. I I million will establish and support the Y P I Center for Entrepreneurship and E- Commerce. The gift is contingent on Z the University receiving matching Dgugfgg t/On Aymgn funds. Von Allmen is chairman of I Group One Capital, a venture capital business. "\X/hen I I went to UK, I got a lot of help in grants and other things. To F['()m [hg Of Dgvglopmgm I a very great extent, the life we enjoy now is a direct result of ;-- t that education," said Von Allmen. You cant imagine the joy it gives me to do this. The University is still giving me more than I give them." l l I I , I n impressive challenge in any setting, A Call To ships, research initiative, undergraduate scholarships and A Greatness is the theme of the Universitys first-ever graduate fellowships, the library and athletics, as well as comprehensive fund-raising campaign that is being funds for new and renovated facilities. I formally announced in September 2000. The tobe-an- Below are highlights of the just-concluded fiscal year. nounced campaign goal is expected to be the largest ever , Annual support eohtjhues to grow at a record in the history Of the COIT1H101'1W21lIl`1. 'As Of_lUH 30, the paCc_ FOI- the ygay gndjngjune 50, 2000, the campaign had amassed $275,709,95l in gifts and pledges. University received gifts totaling $48564,365, It mes fm m1d1997 thmugh June 2005 an increase of one percent over the previous Alumni and friends of UK from around the country are veee The nmhber of donors totaled 43,000, mobilizing to support the campaign with contributions of which included 24,613 almhhi dohoI.s_ their time and resources. Volunteer committees are adding , The UK Fellows Soeietv continues to be one of , to the excitement and momentum that drives a comprehen- UKs greet sueeess stories There are now some sive campaign. james W. Stuckert, a UK alumnus who is 4,860 individuals, organizations, eorpomtiohs chairman and CEO of ].].B. Hilliard, WL. Lyons in Louis- and foundations recognized as UK Fellows A ville, chairs the capital campaigns volunteer national steer- Individuals are recognized for gifts of $10,000 ing committee. The campaign is seen as a required first and above, and recognition for deferred gifts, step in achieving status as a top-20 public university. organizations, eorpomtions and foundations A vital component of the fundraising effort is the state`s begins at $50,000 I Research Challenge Trust Fund, which matches gifts and , The UK Phohathon program had its most sue_ pledges that enhance research. In less than a year, UK do- eessftd veal. ever with 19,250 donors giving nors, alumni and others, answered the challenge by giving $925,000 when contacted bv student eauels and pledging $66.7 million, which when matched will in- erease the UK endewmem by $154 mdhed Newt the State The success of the past fiscal year is the result of over- has adthedzed a Seeded Ren: that is again Seeding UK whelming support from the Universitys loyal advocates and Sdppeders td aedee te match aeedaer $667 mdlied donors. Such continued support will help enable UK to In addiden te mefeased funding fer endowed Chairs and reach its ambitious but attainable campaign goal. Together, professorships, the campaign will provide funds for aca- We ate answering the Cell to greatness demic program and public service enhancements, lecture- KeNTucr