The Campaign for Georgetown has raised $1 billion of its $1.5 billion goal, Vice President for Advancement R. Bartley Moore announced in a university-wide email Wednesday morning.

Since fundraising began in July 2006, 86,162 donors have contributed, though the capital campaign did not officially launch until fall 2011.

A relatively modest gift from a young alumna pushed Georgetown past the $1 billion mark, according to Communications Officer Maggie Moore.

“We’re cognizant that the last part of a fundraising campaign is always harder than the first,” R. BartleyMoore wrote in the email. “But this is a shared journey, and we would be remiss as a community if we did not pause to celebrate how much we have accomplished thus far.”

The capital campaign aims to raise $500 million by July 2016.

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