North­eastern Uni­ver­sity raised $63.3 mil­lion in new dona­tions and pledges since May, the school said Wednesday in a state­ment.

The school’s annual fundraising average has tripled since 2005, according to the state­ment. Last fiscal year, a total of 13,103 donors made gifts — a record for the university.

North­eastern has a bold vision for the future and the phil­an­thropic sup­port of our com­mu­nity and friends give life to this vision,” Joseph E. Aoun, pres­i­dent of North­eastern Uni­ver­sity said in the state­ment. “Our momentum is unprece­dented. It is our goal to strengthen it for gen­er­a­tions to come by remaining at the leading edge of research and con­tin­uing to attract world-​​​​class stu­dents and faculty.

In May, the school announced that it is aiming to raise $1 bil­lion by 2017. The uni­ver­sity said in a state­ment that it hopes to fundraise $500 mil­lion in phil­an­thropic dona­tions and $500 mil­lion through industry and gov­ern­ment partnerships.

 

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