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IGRU campaign surpasses $1 million goal

AUGUSTA, Ga.- The 2015 IGRU (I’m Giving. Are You?) fundraising campaign for Georgia Regents University exceeded its $1 million goal, the highest amount ever raised for the annual campaign.

“Raising over $1 million is a truly remarkable achievement, and we could not have reached this goal without the generosity of GRU’s faculty, staff, alumni, donors and community partners,” GRU President Brooks Keel said. “Gifts of all amounts have led to this accomplishment, and these funds will help us continue to provide innovative learning opportunities to our students.”

The campaign raised $1,077,964 — a 23 percent increase over last year’s total of $879,596, GRU officials said. This announcement was made during the university’s Alumni BBQ on Friday, Oct. 9, which marked the end of the 2015 IGRU campaign.

IGRU is the annual campaign for giving to GRU and GRHealth. Gifts are directed to beneft any of the nine GRU colleges, the health system, university athletics, the Children’s Hospital of Georgia or other specific programs.

 This year’s IGRU campus campaign brought in more than $337,000, and the community efforts surpassed last year’s total by nearly $95,000.

“The success of this year’s fundraising campaign is a testament of the strong commitment our supporters have to the faculty, students and researchers at GRU and GRHealth” said Rick Toole, chairman of the IGRU Community Campaign and president of W.R. Toole Engineers, Inc. “With the help of this fundraiser, the community can take pride in knowing they played a role in positioning GRU to be one of the nation’s leading research institutions.”

For more information about the IGRU campaign, visit


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