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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.

Qualifications

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 +

Courtesies

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

The Impact of Gifts

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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.