Lawrence University began a weekend-long celebration Friday evening by announcing the college had met and exceeded its More Light! fundraising goals. President Jill Beck delivered the record-setting total …

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The More Light! campaign began in 2005 with a “quiet phase” and was publicly launched in October 2008 with a goal of $150 million.  Its $160 million total more than doubled Lawrence’s last major capital campaign, which ended in 1997 and raised $66.3 million, surpassing its goal of $60 million.

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The campaign finished in a flurry, generating more than $3 million in gifts in the last week to push it over the $160 million mark.

But Harry Jansen Kraemer ’77 was quick to remind Lawrentians that the success of the campaign is not measured in dollars. (Click on the arrow)