Stanford University President John Hennessy has announced that the university's five-year, $4.3 billion fund-raising campaign has now topped $3 billion.
The five-year campaign was announced one year ago, with early gifts totaling $2.16 billion at the kick-off.
The campaign is raising money for new buildings and for academic programs.
"I think we've experienced broad success across all aspects of the campaign, including many of the smaller departmental and school-specific goals," Hennessy told the Faculty Senate recently. "We've already endowed dozens of (professorial) chairs, dozens of graduate and undergraduate fellowships, and raised a significant amount of money for our faculty research programs as well."
The Stanford Challenge fund-raising campaign is aimed at funding initiatives in environmental sustainability, K-12 education, human health and international peace and security, in addition to generally enhancing undergraduate and graduate education.