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November 18, 2011

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HARTFORD, Conn.—Trinity College's president says four of every five graduates have donated to the Connecticut liberal arts school's two major fund-raising campaigns in recent years.

James Jones Jr., the school's president and a humanities professor, says 82 percent of alumni have contributed to the campaigns since they started in 2006.

He calls it "a testament to (their) abiding love for Trinity," which is raising money for scholarships, academic programs, faculty development and campus improvements.

Jones said in Trinity's new annual donations report that almost $244 million had been raised as of June 30 toward the school's $300 million Cornerstone Campaign. Almost $64 million in bequests through wills and revocable trusts had been pledged toward Trinity's $70 million Legacy Campaign.

Trinity, located in Hartford, has about 2,300 students in 38 academic majors.