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Gifts to WMU up dramatically compared to recent years

March 24, 2008

KALAMAZOO-- According to a report at the March 18 meeting of the Western Michigan University Board of Trustees, WMU received $13,035,160 in gifts from the July 1, 2007, start of the current fiscal year through Feb. 29.

The total represents an increase of more than $4.6 million or 55 percent over the amount received during the same eight months of the previous fiscal year. It is also the largest total for gifts in the same eight months of any fiscal year since 2003-04, which was the final year of the University's centennial capital campaign.

Media contact: Thom Myers, (269) 387-8400, thom.myers@wmich.edu

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