The Campaign for Appalachian has exceeded its $200 million goal, raising $203,593,769 in support of academics, the arts and athletics at Appalachian State University. The Campaign for Appalachian is the university’s largest fundraising effort to date, with the previous campaign, The Campaign for the Second Century, concluded in December 2002 after exceeding its original $50 million goal by raising $83.2 million. “It was a group effort,” Carole Wilson ’75, a member of Appalachian State University’s  Board of Trustees and co-chair of the campaign steering committee,  said of work undertaken by university volunteers, board members and fundraising staff.  According to information from the Office of University Advancement, the fundraising arm of the university, and Vice Chancellor for University Advancement Susan Pettyjohn, $142.9 million was raised to support academics, $17.8 million to support the arts, and $42.8 million to support athletics.  Chancellor Sheri N. Everts said, “As we face reductions in state funding and work diligently to keep tuition and fee increases in balance, private funding continues to be more instrumental every day in providing our students, faculty and staff with the resources they need to succeed at the highest level.”  Of the total contributions, $107.6 million was directed to program support across the university, $45.7 million was earmarked by donors for scholarships and $9.8 million for programs and activities that support faculty and staff. Programs and activities include professional development, academic research, travel and distinguished professorships, the Emergency Loan Program for University Employees, and the Mary Reichel and Rao Aluri University Library Faculty and Staff Enrichment Endowment. A total of $32.7 million was contributed to support new facilities or the renovation of facilities on campus. Included in this amount is the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts, George G. Beasley Media Complex, new athletic facilities, renovations to Peacock all, and a commitment from Appalachian Regional Healthcare System to provide land for the College of Health Sciences building.