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UMass Lowell Wins National Award for Fundraising

UML the Only Public Research University in Northeast Honored

Christopher Nunez at campaign kickoff


UMass Lowell was recognized by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) with one of its 2017 Educational Fundraising Awards.

Nearly a thousand of CASE member institutions were evaluated on criteria including growth in fundraising support, breadth of program areas and level of alumni participation. UMass Lowell, which was cited for overall improvement, was the only public research university in the Northeast to be honored, and one of just 16 in the entire country. The other Massachusetts schools singled out were Harvard, Smith, Wellesley and Williams.

“We are deeply honored by this recognition, and incredibly proud of the thousands of UMass Lowell donors who made it possible,” says John Feudo, vice chancellor for advancement.

“It reflects the excitement alumni and other supporters feel about our university’s mission, their confidence in our chancellor and academic leaders and, most of all, their commitment to our students.”

The past year was the seventh straight year of record fundraising at UMass Lowell, with gifts and pledges totaling more than $22 million. Giving for the university’s first-ever comprehensive fundraising campaign, Our Legacy, Our Place, now stands at more than $111 million.

Our Legacy, Our Place was initiated to raise $125 million to support student scholarships, faculty recruitment and research, campus improvements and the Division I athletics program. For more information, please visit