BROOKINGS -- Donors committed more than $63 million to the South Dakota State University Foundation in 2013, breaking the previous record for gifts and pledges in a single year by $10.4 million.
The 2013 total of $63,027,612 came from 9,268 different donors. The previous one-year high of $52.6 million was set in 2008.
The record-breaking fundraising comes on the heels of It Starts with STATE: A Campaign for South Dakota State University, which received $255.7 million in gifts and pledges over a six-year period. The campaign officially ended April 24, 2013.
Forty-five new named scholarships were created and 52 named endowments (41 that will ultimately support scholarships, 11 that will support programs) were also started in 2013.