YSU breaks funding record

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Youngstown State University broke a record for fundraising this year.

The university announced Monday it brought in more than $10 million in support for the 2012-2013 fiscal year. The amount surpasses the previous record of $6.4 million set in 2007-2008.

More than 4,500 donors, including alumni, corporations and foundations contributed to the university.

Fifty percent of the $10 million will go towards scholarships, while 12 percent will be used for capital projects.

“It’s a great milestone for us, and the added support from alumni and friends allows the university to enhance its operations,” said Scott Evans, vice president of University Advancement.

This year, the university received four major gifts worth at least $1 million.

“It also demonstrates the highest levels of confidence in Youngstown State University, and I would say in the future of the Youngstown State University, in the direction we are going, and the students that are coming to us,” said YSU President Dr. Cynthia Anderson.

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