Discover a World of Possibilities Capital Campaign Extended

Issue Date: 
September 25, 2006

Following the chancellor’s report, the University of Pittsburgh Board of Trustees passed a resolution authorizing the University to extend Pitt’s Discover a World of Possibilities fundraising campaign—doubling its goal from $1 billion to $2 billion. Excerpts from the resolution follow.

WHEREAS, this campaign has added substantially to the academic strength and stature of the University by providing support for talented and deserving students, committed and high-achieving faculty members, programs of quality and impact, and facilities that are essential to the achievement of our institutional goals, and

WHEREAS, the University of Pittsburgh is faced with constrained governmental funding for student financial aid, research, programs, and facilities and must continue to attract private gifts and grants to support its important mission, and

WHEREAS, the Board of Trustees remains firmly committed to its statement of aspiration, publicly adopted in February of 2002: “By aggressively supporting the advancement of Pitt’s academic mission, we will clearly and consistently demonstrate that this is one of the finest and most productive universities in the world,” now therefore be it

RESOLVED, that the members of the Board of Trustees do hereby authorize and dedicate themselves to an extension of the capital campaign, with an increased goal of Two Billion Dollars, to be used to support the people and programs of the University of Pittsburgh in ways that furthear enhance its strength and quality, increase its impact, and add to its already proud legacy.