LARAMIE— For the second year in a row, private donations to the University of Wyoming exceeded $40 million.
It is the first time in UW history that the UW Foundation has raised more than $40 million in private support in two consecutive years.
According to the foundation, UW received $40.1 million from more than 23,550 private contributors in the last fiscal year ending June 30. The total includes $11.5 million in estate gifts and more than $5 million in annual giving. Support for Wyoming Public Radio and the Cowboy Joe Club is accounted for in UW’s gift total.
UW President Tom Buchanan says in a statement that the money will help UW programs and facilities development that will benefit the university and students for decades to come.