Temple University brought in a record $65.8 million through fundraising efforts during fiscal year 2013.
The school announced the record fundraising effort Wednesday. Gifts and pledges for scholarships jumped from $8.8 million to $16.5 million between fiscal year 2012 and fiscal year 2013, Temple noted.
“Philanthropy is a vital component of our university’s mission and enterprise,” said Temple University President Neil D. Theobald in a statement. “It has a tremendous impact on our students by keeping the costs of their educations down, as well as providing the spaces and resources they need to live, work and grow."
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The school says it received gifts and pledges from 45,567 donors.
Temple's previous single-year fundraising high was $65.4 million, in 2008.