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Fulton Challenge helps ASU's West campus raise $120,294

July 05, 2006


A challenge from Phoenix-area homebuilder and philanthropist Ira A. Fulton and his wife, Mary Lou, resulted in Arizona State University’s West campus students, faculty and programs receiving $120,294 in new charitable contributions in 2006. The funds allow deans of each college on the West campus to support scholarships, student and faculty research, and other emerging opportunities.

In February, the Fultons included ASU’s West campus among other units of ASU to help build a stronger future for ASU. Originally, the West campus established a goal of $25,000 with the Fultons matching individual gifts up to a total of $5,000.

The results of the Challenge were outstanding. Not only did the colleges at the West campus achieve their goals, all surpassed them. As of June 30, the West campus community raised $60,147.

The Fultons’ vision to inspire charitable giving and create a culture of giving among ASU’s family of students, parents of students, faculty, staff and alumni. The Fultons are ASU’s most generous financial supporters, having committed $162 million to the university during the past four years.