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UMass Seeking $300 Million in Ambitious Campaign

umass amherstAMHERST, Mass. (AP) — The University of Massachusetts at Amherst is seeking to raise $300 million in its most ambitious campaign in the school’s 150 years.

So far, the campaign has raised more than $183 million, which includes $13 million for athletic facilities.

The campaign started Jan. 1, 2010 and is due to end on June 30, 2016.

A previous UMass campaign raised $130 million, ending in 2001.

The campaign is intended to raise $55 million for scholarships, $54 million for faculty recruitment and increase endowed chairs and professorships and $97 million to underwrite centers and institutes, research initiatives and technology programs.

Money also would be spent to renovate buildings and support current programs.

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