Make it real. Campaign for VCU.

Make it

ambitious.

matter.

transformative.

Make it real. Campaign for VCU.

Make it

ambitious.

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matter.

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transformative.

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  • People
  • Innovations
  • Environments

At Virginia Commonwealth University, we talk a lot about “making it real.” This is not just a tagline for a billboard. It is a declaration that education is an active experience and that knowledge is to be discovered, not recited. It is an emphatic belief that our obligation is not simply to grant degrees but to change lives — and, in doing so, to challenge the norm.
   
As we envision what VCU can become in the decades ahead, we need you to engage with us now. 

Make it ambitious

Our progress:
$466.8M
$466.8M
Our goal: $ 750 Million

Our progress

The largest fundraising campaign in VCU’s history, The Make It Real Campaign for VCU funds the critical initiatives that will become points of distinction for VCU long into the future, touching every aspect of VCU: students, alumni, faculty and staff, patients, caregivers, researchers, schools, libraries, centers and institutes, athletics and the community here in Richmond and far beyond.  

Here’s how your gifts are helping our progress

Make it matter

Your participation helps fuel growth in three major areas

People

People

Attract, support and retain the finest students and faculty through scholarships, professorships and endowed chairs. Provide students with purposeful, hands-on learning and living experiences and faculty with support for start-up research ideas. 

Innovations

Innovations

Create new interdisciplinary partnerships and centers of excellence to offer students and faculty the right environments for meaningful research and learning experiences that will expand the university’s ability to solve complex local and global challenges through inquiry and discovery.

Environments

Environments

Provide world-class facilities, equipment and materials to expand the university’s research capacity. Increase the impact and sustainability of VCU’s community partnerships and its resources in education, health and workforce development.

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Make it transformative

People. Innovations. Environments.

Your gift supports our students and the alumni they will become. Your gift funds breakthroughs and discoveries that result from our research. And your gift enriches lives and drives economic development within our community. 

Look at what we have already achieved together
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About this campaign

The Make It Real Campaign for VCU was publicly launched Sept. 22, 2016. It counts donations as far back as July 1, 2012, and runs until June 30, 2020. It is the largest universitywide campaign in VCU’s history.