Arizona NOW, originally planned as an eight-year effort, included gifts of all sizes from more than 100,000 donors. A commitment of $2.5 million from entrepreneur Peter Salter and his wife, Nancy, pushed the campaign across the finish line.
The fiscal year ended with 97 percent of Arizona NOW's $1.5 billion campaign goal met.
Four endowed funds bearing their names will permanently support endeavors and students in the College of Humanities Writing Skills Improvement Program, the School of Journalism, the Eller College of Management and UA Health Sciences.
Four new endowments will support UA Libraries, BIO5 and the Steele Children’s Research Center.
The family of University of Arizona basketball great, Sean Rooks, has established an endowment fund to honor his legacy and support UA Black Alumni.