About 42,000 alumni contributed to the campaign, which officially ended June 30 and raised funds for construction projects, student aid and academic programs.
The announcement marked the signature achievement of the University’s efforts to use donations to fund campus projects. But even as the milestone passed, officials said there were still areas of the University that had not been fully explored as sources of donations.
The University’s landmark fundraising campaign has reached its $1 billion goal, according to a post on the University’s official Twitter account Friday.
Student and alumni volunteers urged students to give to the University and pen thank you notes to donors at Wednesday’s event.
Fundraising officials in the business school are on the search for a new leader to help them reach their $75 million fundraising goal.
University President Steven Knapp will visit at least six cities this spring to attend conferences and lock in donations.
More than 90 percent of the members of the Council of Chairs donated more than $20 million to the University last fiscal year.
A GW fundraising official will take his talents to the “real Mount Vernon,” as the new senior vice president for development at George Washington’s estate.
The University experienced a 151.8 percent increase in private support last year, moving up 176 spots on the Chronicle of Philanthropy’s list of the 400 top fundraising organizations.
Officials plan for the largest fundraising campaign in University history to reach its $1 billion goal a year ahead of schedule.