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University of Georgia raises $125 million


ATHENS, GA. — The University of Georgia raised more than $125 million during the fiscal year that ended June 30.

UGA administrators say it’s the sixth year in a row the university has topped $100 million in private gifts. UGA’s annual giving campaign raised $11.6 million, a 13 percent increase over last fiscal year.

The UGA Athletic Association raised $30 million, most of which came from ticket sales.

Other big numbers include $9.2 million to the College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences and $8.9 million to the Terry College of Business.

Officials say the donations are typically spent on helping attract top faculty, providing scholarships to students and beefing up academic programs.

USC sets record for research fundraising

COLUMBIA — The University of South Carolina has set a record in raising research funding in the past year.

The school brought in almost $227 million, up nearly $9 million from the previous year.

USC President Harris Pastides says the funding helps the school and the state.

USC’s research funding has more than doubled since 2002, when a new program was created to attract nationally known researchers to South Carolina’s three research universities. Leaders at Clemson University and the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston also have said the program has allowed them to increase research funding.

– From wire reports