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7 > Image 7 of Kentucky Alumnus, vol. 71, no. 4, Winter 2000

Part of Kentucky alumnus

, V if , i T V T - V i C - ` : I z Y fl V V _ _ * _, _. =_A ;_ . ?;ii > ` _ .. _ '.`_4. V 'g v cr ew T s*:i#;r /< rire~i;; e ;- . - se - V- _. V . r - sir . 1* 5=*s;f?f , fi .1 ~~V -5* -:. 4 V _ , - {I ' . iiV:.? we}; E W? ` ji { -. ii W e r V = _ V = - V --. ;A V VV , we **1* V 2 . ~ V; = ~ t Tzt'*V _ ~; . V .V as J ,1; . V . V V * V ;-V rf : ' 1 " - V> 2 A [ V _` , i W j ,.,. r~ ( r .... V Jl x il A - vvrQ,;,, . -. HL- I Lv W 4.* ' . "J*.~ ; _4 H __ l j From the Office of Development l V 'W l l t A oo 00/142 zon t r e t T O j "\ ll"'! . on eV *";" ~ l ` A Cal] fa GlcllIIIOS.$ tt ir i. -- _ i . _a ; j , ~ { 4 tc l l l ,,,,, yi $600,000,000 The V W 4 V i . , " . Ll _--ei f I ; _ ` " _ ' l ` Jr Jr .1*% l { ` V Z ee it T t K . W 4 -` ` or- ` 1 t SX Y A A l 1 . ? at J ' ll fl F l I I ~ 4 Ei I ` Ei- ~ 2}..- ' 'jk . _ { pw I _ O It was an event unlike any other in the history of the University of Ken- ` V _V l tucky. For four days in September the University was host t0 thousands of ` _, _, l , guests who came together t0 announce and celebrate an unprecedented k ` r V ._ . endeavor. UKs first ever comprehensive fundraising campaign, underway , , s , - l in its "quiet" phase since 1997 with a working goal 0f about $400 million, , announced the goal for its historic campaign at $600 million. T l Acknowledging that early support from alumni, friends, corporations and foundations exceeded all expectations and resulted in a reevaluation e -` _ of the original goal, UK President Charles T. Wethington jr. said the gow campaigns success will be the defining moment for the future of the Uni- " . j 47 versity, the state and the global community. Wethington said UK has much ( l to be proud of, with more than 40 colleges and programs holding national W _.V rankings. "But we can be even better. We can rise to the level of excel- V V _ lence that the people of Kentucky expect and deserve of their flagship _ __ University. " A * C t` Chief Development Officer Terry B. Mobley said some of the money _ = k , ` M _ ,1 "` j raised during the campaign will be used for capital projects including _ l E j l buildings and equipment, but the great majority will bolster the _ _ _ j Universitys endowment and investment in people. "People are UKs great- r `" V V "" est asset. Its students, faculty and staff will be the ones to lead this , j j University. . And this campaign will be a key to providing them the best Fm"? the {Op UKp7_&idwZICj]u,1gS T l resources possible in order to reach the next level." l U W@b,,7g,O,,_p. and Cmwmgu Cj,m,.,mm]gmw Campaign National Chair james W. Stuckert of Louisville told the crowd W S[ZlCLx),1lllzljeilfbeCalywllgjlgmjgjIljczkicle "I promise you we will be successful in this call to greatness. My wife and Qjfhmc/y_ Yfqg [gdk; qfjtwgv m{mg](uzg;;, * I are both alumni of UK. My three children are all graduates of UK. And I MeIbc1Mo0re m1a'N11emm Hwlon, /ezc/eee! q[]` want UK to be recognized as one of the finest institutions in the nation I/ae1'ruio2idco2rce21 rouru! DK loo. l~70e/on mel when my young grandchildren graduate from UK." wit/2Sc1<>/siudviw 6*5 News J[J"<7dU'7f During the goal announcement campaign leadership reported that UK dwmgg be"l"j$` U]? CO/feswa>