UK measures support for possible capital campaign

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — The University of Kentucky is gauging support for a possible capital campaign to raise up to $1.5 billion.

The Lexington Herald-Leader ( reports school officials are asking 15,000 supporters whether they would back such a campaign as the flagship university starts its 150th year.

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UK President Eli Capilouto emailed an online survey recently to potential donors. The survey includes questions on how people feel about the direction the university is headed and where donors would like to see their money used. It asks about construction projects, scholarships and endowed chairs for research.

UK vice president for development Mike Richey says for the school to move forward "the overwhelming response has to be positive."

The school’s last capital campaign ended in 2007 after raising $1.2 billion.


Information from: Lexington Herald-Leader,


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