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Posted: July 18, 2014 8:38 a.m.

University of Georgia announces record fundraising

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — University of Georgia officials are marking what they call the best fundraising year in the school's history.

The Athens Banner-Herald reports ( that donors set the fundraising record in new University of Georgia President Jere Morehead's first year in office.

University fundraisers received gifts and pledges for $126.4 million in the fiscal year that ended June 30. That's up 8 percent from the previous years.

Officials say the number of donors also increased. Large and small gifts came from nearly 57,000 contributors, up 4 percent over the previous year.



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