Individuals, corporate and foundation partners donated more than $215 million in fiscal year 2016 to support Arizona State University’s educational programs, research and services that enhance student success and community engagement.
The amount reflects the best-ever year in the history of the university. It is the second consecutive year that the ASU Foundation -- the highly-rated, separate, nonprofit organization that raises and invests private support on behalf of ASU – generated more than $200 million in new gifts and commitments. These contributions do not replace core funding from state appropriations and tuition, but rather augment and enrich the ASU experience.
This year, more than 100,000 donors, including 23,000 alumni, made contributions ranging from a few dollars to a few million.
The unprecedented level of giving indicates broad understanding of the impact of ASU and shows determination by donors to provide crucial privat...