UW: Flush With Cash

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At the tail end of January, the University of Washington announced that it was increasing its fundraising campaign goal from $2 billion to $2.5 billion. The problem? The campaign, which began in 2000 and was slated to end in 2008, reached its goal a year and a half early. Roughly translated, that milestone means that philanthropists, alumni, and others contributed nearly $1 million per day to the university’s coffers during the past seven years.

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