NDSU announces its largest fundraising campaign ever

FARGO, ND (Valley News Live) - An announcement was made Thursday out of North Dakota State University surrounding a big dollar fundraising campaign.

It's called "In Our Hands", and is described as being the largest fundraising campaign in the history of higher education in North Dakota.

The campaign sets out to raise $400 million.

NDSU President Dean Bresciani says it will allow NDSU to expand scholarship offers, recruiting, and retain top faculty.

"Because of us, more faculty will have more opportunities to create the new knowledge that changes lives in the process of creating some for the most educated students in the nation," Bresciani said.

The campaign is well on its way, having raised more than $308 million of the goal.

That includes the largest single donation in NDSU's history, $75 million from Robert and Sheila Challey, who are co-chairs of the campaign.