UofL celebrates fundraising record


    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Student scholarships, groundbreaking research and new facilities are just a few of the positive benefits that have come out of the University of Louisville’s record-breaking fundraising in 2012-13. Private donors gave UofL $162 million, an 11.8 percent increase over the previous year and the second year in a row where private giving exceeded state funding as a source of revenue for UofL.

    “This extraordinary, record fundraising year not only looks great on paper, it looks even better when you hear the stories from students, faculty and other Kentuckians whose lives have been directly touched by donors’ generosity and their dollars,” said UofL President James Ramsey.

    Mark Hebert
    Following a 28-year career as a radio and television reporter, Mark Hebert joined the University of Louisville as the Director of Media Relations in 2009, serving as the main spokesperson. In 2015, Mark was named Director of Programming and Production. He’s now producing and hosting a radio show about “all things UofL”, overseeing the university’s video and TV productions and promoting UofL’s research operation. Mark is best known for his 22 years as the political and investigative reporter for WHAS-TV in Louisville where he won numerous awards for breaking stories, exposing corruption and objectively covering Kentucky politics. In 2014, Mark was inducted into the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame.