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April 13, 2016

Halfway Through Capital Campaign, Harvard Has Raised $6.5 Billion

Harvard University has raised at least $6.5 billion halfway through its five-year capital campaign, two donors told student newspaper The Harvard Crimson

The university had already raised $2.8 billion before it announced the campaign to the public two and a half years ago. 

President Drew Faust said earlier this month that the university will not release official figures until later this spring or in the summer. A university spokesman declined to comment for the Crimson article.

Some of the money came from gifts to rename schools for big donors, such as Gerald L. Chan, who gave $350 million to the Harvard School of Public Health and John A. Paulson, who pledged $400 million to the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.