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Investors in Excellence

Investors in Excellence recognizes the University's most generous organizational investors with cumulative giving and commitments that have reached at least $500,000.


Organizations become part of Investors in Excellence when its cumulative outright gifts, pledges, matching gifts or gift-in-kind total reaches at least $500,000. Organizations may achieve philanthropic milestones within the society including:

  • Investor: $500,000-$999,999
  • Collaborator: $1 million-$4,999,999
  • Partner: $5 million-$9,999,999
  • Innovator: $10 million +


  • Public recognition on donor kiosks
  • Organizational representation at key university events

The Impact of Gifts


Dr. Shaoen Wu named State Farm Endowed Chair of Cybersecurity

The prestigious chair was established by State Farm Insurance Companies as part of a $3 million investment committed in 2016.