We celebrate all that the Tufts community has achieved together, thanks to visionary leadership, generous philanthropy, and enthusiastic volunteerism.

In 2017, Tufts University launched the Brighter World campaign, with the ambitious goal of raising $1.5 billion to augment teaching and research, create transformational experiences for students, and advance the university’s proficiency in generating brilliant ideas and translating them into practical solutions for global problems. 

Brighter World concluded in June 2023, with more than $1.5 billion raised from 132,000+ generous donors. Through their support, the university has made tremendous strides in the critical areas of financial aid, research and innovation, and living and learning spaces on all of our campuses.

This success would not have been possible without the collective efforts of the university’s largest-ever cohort of volunteers, whose enthusiasm, outreach, and dedication drove the campaign to victory. 

Thank you to everyone who participated in Brighter World! Read more about the success of the campaign and how you've made a world of difference!

Jon and Lizzie Tisch New York Brighter World

A $10 million gift from Lizzie and Jonathan Tisch, A76, will extend the reach of the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life, a national leader in studying and advancing the skills and values that support a robust and inclusive democracy.

Tye Court at Cousens Gymnasium at Tufts University, named for Ted Tye, A79, A06P, A13P, one of the biggest supporters of Tufts' athletic program.
The newly named Tye Court at Cousens Gymnasium marks trustee Ted Tye’s unflagging championship of Tufts Athletics
Portrait of Ndidiamaka Amutah-Onukagha

The new center is part of the School of Medicine and will focus on protecting Black women through the birthing experience by advocating for equitable quality care

Bill and Joyce Cummings
Bill and Joyce Cummings’ gift brings both a new academic center and stunning gateway to Tufts. The Joyce Cummings Center will optimize a prominent corner on the Medford/Somerville campus.
A veterinary student in a white coat crouches next to a shaggy haired, tan dog on a scale while a person in a black puffy jacket helps hold the dog in place.

New state-of-the-art facilities at Cummings Veterinary Medical Center at Tufts University offer benefits for patients, their human families, veterinary faculty, residents, staff and students who provide care

Professor Michael Levin, A92 in a lab
Biologist Michael Levin will lead one of two Allen Discovery Centers in the nation designed to speed the pace of discovery

Discover how we made the world brighter

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$1.53B total raised
Graphic: 132,799 donors
Graphic: Total raised for financial aid $356M
Graphic: 74 New professorships and named positions created
Graphic: $559M endowment
Graphic: 906,623 sqft new buildings