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January 2010 Issue
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Leading the Proudly Pennies campaign for the College of Medicine are students Jonathan Hassel (left) and Michael Donaworth (right)
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Capital Campaign Rides Momentum Into New Year

By Jill Hafner
Published January 2010

With the naming of a new university president, foundation board chair and several new trustees, outstanding student enrollment and record-breaking numbers in annual research dollars, it comes as no surprise that the theme lately surrounding Proudly Cincinnati, UC’s $1 billion capital fundraising campaign, is of transformation.

In fact, transformation at UC is everywhere—from award-winning buildings by signature architects to the rise in community and corporate sponsorships. And now with the national spotlight on the university’s ranked academic and athletic programs, UC is even more poised to enter the New Year—and the second half of its campaign—with a lot to talk about.

So far, Proudly Cincinnati has raised $540 million—more than half of what it needs to reach its goal of $1 billion by 2013.

At the Academic Health Center, "Health in the 21st Century” is a campaign focus with cancer, cardiovascular diseases, metabolic diseases and neurosciences taking center stage. Academic scholarships are also being deemed a campaign priority for all the health colleges—allied health sciences, medicine, nursing and pharmacy.

To celebrate UC’s recent successes and its transformation into 2010, Proudly Cincinnati will hold a series of "Project Pride” events Jan. 25–30. Look for more details in the upcoming weeks on healthnews.uc.edu or visit proudlycincinnati.com to see how you can be a part of this exciting effort. 


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