EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Northwestern University is kicking off an ambitious $3.75 billion fundraising effort.
The private suburban Chicago university says the money will be used to a series of new buildings and renovations while also endowing professorships, creating scholarships and supporting research, among other plans.READ MORE: Two Teens Charged In Clearing Carjacking
Officials plan to build a new lakefront recreation complex, visitors center and music and communications building on the Evanston campus.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Weekend Warmup Continues
In a statement Friday, Northwestern President Morton Schapiro says the school has already raised $1.52 billion for the effort called “We Will. The Campaign for Northwestern.”
The school also hopes to increase the number of donors who contribute money to the university. So far, nearly 86,000 people have contributed to the effort.MORE NEWS: At Least 10 Shot, 1 Killed In Weekend Violence In Chicago
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