NSU to Raise half a billion dollars through philanthropy and research funding

NSU to Raise half a billion dollars through philanthropy and research funding

NSU President & CEO Dr. George L. Hanbury announces half a billion dollar external funding initiative

Scholarships and research opportunities for students from diverse backgrounds. Breakthrough stem cell research. New therapies for patients with cancer and autism. Interdisciplinary collaboration in science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM).

These are just a few of the goals on which Nova Southeastern University (NSU) has its sights set as it launches Realizing Potential: The Campaign for Nova Southeastern University, the largest philanthropic campaign in the university’s more than 50-year history and in the history of Broward County. $250 million will be raised through this campaign. Another $300 million will come from externally funded research.

“At NSU, change and lofty goals are not new concepts; in fact, they are part of our foundation and have propelled us to become the institution we are today,” said NSU President Dr. George Hanbury. “As we enter 2016, we do so at an exciting time for the university with tremendous energy building. As a result of the generous support we have received from the community and those who believe in NSU’s Vision 2020, we are proud to announce the public phase of Realizing Potential.”

Through this philanthropic campaign, NSU seeks to raise $250 million to support excellence for its students, faculty and 21st century educational initiatives by December 2020. Coupled with the university’s goal of also raising $300 million in sponsored research, the Realizing Potential campaign is part of NSU’s Vision 2020 goal to raise more than half a billion dollars in external funding. NSU has already raised more than half of the support in both philanthropy and sponsored programs since launching the silent phase of the campaign in July 2008.

NSU Board of Trustees members and Campaign Leadership Cabinet members joined President Hanbury to announce the official public launch of Realizing Potential at the university’s annual Celebration of Excellence gala on January 30, 2016, held on the NSU’s 314-acre Fort Lauderdale/Davie campus.

For the latest gift announcements and campaign information, visit realizingpotential.nova.edu.

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