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UC hits fundraising milestone

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Santa Ono via Twitter
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University of Cincinnati

The University of Cincinnati is celebrating a major fundraising goal today. The Proudly Cincinnati campaign is four months ahead of schedule.

The school surpassed $1 billion in personal and corporate donations this month. UC says this places it among one percent of all U.S. colleges and universities to ever raise that amount.

While the Cincinnati region tops the donation list, 33 percent of donations came from New York City, Washington DC and Northern California.

The Proudly Cincinnati campaign began in 2005 but announced the $1 billion goal in 2008.

UC President Santa Ono says the money will impact everything from experiential learning to study abroad programs.

Tana Weingartner earned a bachelor's degree in communication from the University of Cincinnati and a master's degree in mass communication from Miami University. Prior to joining Cincinnati Public Radio, she served as news and public affairs producer with WMUB-FM. Ms. Weingartner has earned numerous awards for her reporting, including several Best Reporter awards from the Associated Press and the Ohio Society of Professional Journalists, and a regional Murrow Award. She enjoys snow skiing, soccer and dogs.