University Advancement surpasses FY21 fundraising goal, raises more than $96 million

The Marquette University Advancement team raised more than $96 million in new gifts and confirmed pledges in fiscal year 2021, surpassing its $90 million FY21 goal.

“Our partners across campus have played a pivotal role by continuing to accelerate campaign momentum,” said Vice President for University Advancement Tim McMahon. “We remain grateful for the extensive, cross-campus collaborations, which are helping to significantly advance our Marquette mission pillars of excellence, leadership, faith and service.”

In April, Marquette publicly launched Time to Rise: The Marquette Promise to Be The Difference — a $750 million comprehensive fundraising campaign. The campaign is the most ambitious in Marquette’s 140-year history.

Now in year six of the comprehensive campaign, Marquette has secured $472 million in new gifts and pledges through the end of FY21, or 63% toward our $750 million goal. More than 50,000 donors have made a gift during the campaign.

In fiscal year 2021, 150 donors committed to gifts of $100,000 or greater. Of those donors, 25 contributed $1 million or more. This marks the highest number of 6-figure+ commitments in a one-year period during the campaign.

Anchored by four objectives, the campaign priorities are as follows:

  1. Enriching and expanding student opportunities, with an emphasis on increasing access and scholarship support as well as elevating the student experience
  2. Supporting teacher-scholars
  3. Fostering university-wide innovation
  4. Transforming the campus environment