West Texas A&M University President Walter Wendler addresses the WT Steering Committee Thursday during its biannual meeting at Legacy Hall on the WT Canyon campus.

WT celebrates the first anniversary of its $125 million campaign

Community leaders and West Texas A&M University (WT) staff gathered at the biannual steering committee meeting Thursday for updates on the “WT 125: From the Panhandle to the World” campaign, which aims to raise $125 million for the university.

Launched a year ago, the campaign was a comprehensive fundraising drive with the goal of reaching its goal by 2025. The university announced during the meeting that fundraising was ahead of its goal and had earned nearly $112 million since its launch. the campaign. In total, the university received $96 million in major gifts and another $15 million in annual donations to achieve its stated goal.

According to WT, more than 5,500 unique donors with 43,000 gifts have contributed to the campaign.

Three specific areas will be addressed in the fundraising campaign, with most of the funding to expand scholarship opportunities, professorships, and named presidencies. The two other areas that will receive funding will be programs to enhance academic offerings and improve existing infrastructure for building transformational spaces while improving existing buildings.

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