On April 18, Penn Vet celebrated the successful completion of its Making History Campaign. Dean Joan Hendricks expressed deep gratitude to the donors in attendance. Through the historic generosity of over 17,000 friends and alumni, the School's $125,000,000 goal was exceeded by over $9,000,000. A total of
$134,659,421 was raised to advance the School's mission of teaching, research, and care.
Highlights of the campaign include the creation of state-of-the-art facilities: Ryan Hospital's Buerger Family Minimally Invasive Surgical Suite and New Bolton Center's James M. Moran, Jr. Critical Care Center and Ilona English Equine Performance Evaluation Facility.
In addition, $16.2 million was raised for scholarships in support of Penn Vet's students - some of the best and brightest in the world.
Exceeding the goal by 278%, $41.7 million was raised by Penn Vet faculty and clinicians in the area of research, allowing the School to continue to find new methods of treating devastating diseases and illnesses, impacting the lives of both animals and humans.
During the campaign celebration, we unveiled the School's inspirational "Penn Vet Leads" video. Speeches by students and faculty reinforced the School's world-renowned teaching and research, and the program ended with a lively demonstration by search dog, Socks, of the Penn Vet Working Dog Center.
Look for the October issue of Bellwether, which will highlight in more depth the impact of the campaign, including a list of campaign donors.