Updates on Billion-Dollar Campaigns at 33 Universities

The 33 American universities that are seeking to raise at least $1-billion collected a total of $324.1-million in gifts and pledges during the last month for which they had data available.

The campaign with the largest gain in the last month is Columbia University, with $31-million.

The University of Nebraska began its public phase last month, with the goal of reaching $1.2-billion by 2014. Now more than half of the institutions looking to raise