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Gettysburg College launches $150 million comprehensive campaign; scholarship funds top priority

GETTYSBURG, Pa., Sept. 20, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Gettysburg College launched the public phase of its comprehensive campaign, Gettysburg Great: The Campaign for Our College, on September 20. The $150 million campaign is the largest in the College's history. To date, the College has raised more than $77 million.

Gettysburg's top priority will be scholarships for undergraduate students. Other key campaign goals include strengthening faculty support, increasing engaged learning opportunities for students, bolstering annual giving, and jumpstarting new global initiatives, such as the renovation of a campus building into a global education center.

"This will be the most ambitious campaign in the history of our college," said Janet Morgan Riggs '77, president of Gettysburg College. "We know that we have the capacity to work together to make Gettysburg and great inseparable."

Riggs announced the goal at "An Evening of Celebration and Exploration," the marquee event of Gettysburg's Homecoming and Campaign Kick-Off weekend. The event was held at the College Union Building ballroom on campus.

To learn more about Gettysburg Great: The Campaign for Our College, visit www.gettysburg.edu/campaign.

CONTACT: Jamie Yates director of communications & media relations jyates@gettysburg.edu 717.337.6801Source:Gettysburg College