STARKVILLE, Miss. — Private donors have given more than $100 million to Mississippi State University for the fourth year in a row.

The Clarion-Ledger reports that more than $108.6 million was contributed during the 2017 fiscal year that just ended. That represents a 5 percent increase over the total for the previous fiscal year, which came to $103.2 million.

It was the second-highest fundraising year on record for the land-grant school. It was $1 million short of the $109.6 million collected in the 2015 fiscal year.

The university has set a goal of $1 billion by 2020 to create scholarships, chairs and professorships, along with supporting the facilities and programs. The total raised by the Infinite Impact campaign now stands at nearly $753 million.

Information from: The Clarion-Ledger,

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