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ULM SOAR Campaign Reaches Seventy Percent Threshold

The University of Louisiana Monroe Foundation, ULM Athletic Foundation, and ULM Alumni Association announced that the SOAR Campaign had reached its 70% threshold.

The goal was announced at a celebration in Scott Plaza featuring faculty, students, and staff with ULM’s Sound of Today and Cheerleaders

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A large thermometer sign marks the progress on the side of ULM's Library.

The campaign reached $38.8 million of its $55.4 million goal.  This milestone was projected to be reached in 2018, but according to President Nick Bruno, the supporters should be thanked for reaching this milestone early, “Supporters of this University who believe in our mission and who have been impacted by the University in some way have helped us progress in the campaign and helped us achieve this.”

The 70% donation threshold is important because it means that the campaign can move from the leadership phase mainly consisting of corporate and non-profit donations to a broader phase of individual donors. Anne Lockhart, Senior Development Officer at the ULM Foundation, said “the next phase is exciting because it encourages individual supporters of ULM to help the university reach new heights.”

The SOAR campaign was formally launched in 2013 as a capital generating campaign that supports students, faculty, athletics, and renovations and construction around campus. 

The SOAR campaign funds the President’s Distinguished Scholarship program, endowed faculty positions and research funding, student athlete scholarships and renovations and construction such as the new field house. 

For more information on the ULM SOAR Campaign, please visit http://www.ulm.edu/foundation/soar.html