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January 24, 2008


Challenging Women's Final Tally: $232 Million

Members of the Resources staff spent the early days of 2008 busily tapping the keys of their calculators as they counted last-minute gifts to the Challenging Women campaign that entered the College's coffers at the end of December. Last week, President Nancy J. Vickers announced the final total: $232,072,273.

Vickers announced that the gifts to the campaign had reached the $225 million goal in early December, but donors contributed more than $7 million before the end of the year, making December a banner month for College fundraisers.

Vickers noted that the campaign had closed "on a triumphant note."

"When we announced our minimum goal of $225 million in October 2002, we all felt that we were setting our sights on a formidable but attainable philanthropic achievement," Vickers said.

Vickers continued: "The enthusiasm, dedication, and generosity with which alumnae/i, parents, and friends, as well as the campus community, embraced this undertaking were inspirational and critical to its success. I am deeply grateful for the unflagging determination and hard work of Campaign Chair Ruth Kaiser Nelson and her two Vice Chairs Denise Lee Hurley and Catherine Allegra, and for the support of the entire Bryn Mawr community for exceeding the goals of the campaign."

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