Private funding tops $102 million

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Donations to UGA totaled $102.7 million in fiscal year 2012, marking the seventh consecutive year that private giving to the university has topped $100 million. The total includes gifts and commitments from 56,184 contributors. The Georgia Fund annual giving campaign raised a record $12.3 million, an 11.5 percent increase from fiscal year 2011. Unrestricted giving was at $1.17 million from 12,307 gifts. This is a 1.3 percent increase over last year. The average annual fund gift increased from $254 to $296.

Deferred gifts to the university increased by 58 percent with a total of $22.4 million compared to last year’s total of $14.2 million. The Athletic Association raised $29.3 million in fiscal year 2012, of which $27.8 million came from its ticket priority program. The Terry College of Business and the College of Veterinary Medicine combined for almost $30 million as both colleges continued fundraising efforts for new facilities.