Mr. Gordon Rainey Jr, Campaign Chair for the following statement regarding the ongoing three billion dollar Campaign for the University of Virginia goal:
Despite the tumultuous events of the past several weeks, the University is on the threshold of a long sought-after achievement—the completion of its $3 billion campaign. As of June 30, the campaign stands at $2.75 billion, nearly 92 percent of its goal.
Of course, our commitment to our overall goal—fulfilling Thomas Jefferson’s vision of the University of Virginia as the ideal of higher education in America—has never been stronger. In addition, we now have an opportunity to become a national leader in addressing the financial and other challenges facing public higher education.
I hope you will join me in embracing this opportunity. With confident leadership, respect for founding values, and the loyal support of dedicated friends and alumni, we will set the course for the years to come. As we forge ahead, we will emerge stronger, wiser, and even better positioned for the future.
-Gordon F. Rainey Jr.