VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) -
As of Monday, Valdosta State University was more than halfway to its goal of raising around $53 million in private funds by 2019.
The university announced Monday that since it began its first ever official capital campaign on July 1st, 2014 around $30 million in private donations had been raised.
The university had also gained around 3,800 new donors through the campaign as of Monday.
VSU President, Dr. William McKinney, said the money will be divided up among five key areas, including scholarships and facility enhancements. "While we're very excited and very pleased with our progress to date, we know we've got a lot of work. But at the same time, we've got great friends and great supporters at this university and I'm thankful to every one of them," Dr. McKinney said.
The capital campaign was scheduled to last until July 1st, 2019, but Dr. McKinney pointed out that the university will begin a second capital campaign as soon as they reach the goal for the current capital campaign.
For more information about the capital campaign, or to give a donation, click here.