- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 2, 2014

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The University of Texas says it has topped its $3 billion goal in an eight-year fundraising campaign.

The Campaign for Texas ended Aug. 31. School officials say it raised $856 million in the final year, bringing the total to $3.1 billion in gifts, pledges and donations.

Gifts ranged from loose change collected by a kindergarten class to large scale donations of $1 million or more. Of those, almost 90 percent supported academic efforts and the rest supported athletic projects.

The donations also helped fund 830 new student scholarship and support endowments.

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