July 16, 2001

Contact: Sarah Ray
Posted: July 16, 2001

MIDDLEBURY, VT-Middlebury College concluded its Bicentennial campaign on June 30. The total amount raised to date exceeds $211 million - $11 million more than the campaign goal established when the College launched the fundraising drive in October of 1997.

The board of trustees, as a group, contributed $50 million to the campaign, which raised money to support the endowment and academic programs and to enhance teaching and facilities.

Noting that the more than $211 million sum was reached through the combination of both large and small gifts, Middlebury College President John M. McCardell, Jr. said, "No single gift to this campaign made the difference regarding whether or not we met our goal. As I've said all along, this has truly been from the very start an all-College campaign."