WALTHAM, Mass. (Nov. 7)
A $46,000,000 two-year development campaign primarily to augment and strengthen its academic programs will be inaugurated by Brandeis University in conjunction with its forthcoming 20th anniversary, it was announced here today.
The campaign will be nationally launched on Saturday, Nov. 19, at a dinner in New York City. This will be followed by regional dinners across the country. Principally, the development campaign will seek funds to establish new schools, create endowed faculty chairs, fellowships and scholarships, and underwrite several special academic programs.
A special feature of the campaign will be the implementation of the University’s first Annual Giving Program, whose ultimate objective will be raising $10,000,000 yearly to bolster general funds required to help Brandeis meet day-to-day operating costs.
The campaign to raise the $46,025,000 will culminate in the fall of 1968, when the University will begin its 20th academic year. Brandeis opened its doors in 1948, with a student body of 109, a faculty of 13, and four buildings on an undeveloped 90-acre site. Now, the University consists of more than 50 major facilities, a student body of more than 2,400, and a faculty of 325.