Western’s Be Extraordinary Campaign, the most ambitious campaign in the university’s history, raised a record-breaking $805 million. This accomplishment stems from a decade of work, generosity and the collective energy of more than 49,000 alumni and friends, faculty, staff, students, volunteers and corporate partners who supported the goal of strengthening Western’s role on the global stage.
There were a total of 128,310 gifts and 49,204 donors from 107 different countries.
The campaign has helped Western increase support for students, attract the world’s top talent to help build on nationally and internationally recognized research strengths, increase international opportunities for students and build world-class facilities.
Be Extraordinary focused on building strength in four areas: support for students ($118.1 million in new scholarships, awards and bursaries); enhanced research capabilities (50 new research chairs established); world-class facilities (nine new, state-of-the-art buildings and $102.3 million in commitments to infrastructure spending); and international learning ($3.7 million raised for international learning experiences).