Big Orange Give vs. Harvard

So as this week began the University of Tennessee, a lot of talk began about Big Orange Give! It is a week long campaign – exactly 125 hours – to help raise $125,000 for the University. Every day UT students, faculty, staff, and alumni change the world by making groundbreaking discoveries, developing innovative programs, and by sharing their volunteer spirit and talent in their communities. Big Orange Give is a new effort to publicize this good work and to encourage investment in it.

After discussing this campaign with some members at the Golf Course I work at, I heard talk about Harvard. I asked what was going on with Harvard and what did this have to do with UT’s Big Orange Give? Then I found it.

“Harvard launches $6.5 billion capital campaign”

Largest fundraising effort in history of higher education will fund wide-ranging research. The school aims to reach its $6.5 billion goal by 2018. If it does so, the campaign would surpass a five-year, $6.2 billion campaign by Stanford University that ended last year. With the largest contributors being Bill Gates and CEO Warren Buffett for Harvard.

Well then..What do I say to that? The only thing I know to say!



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