The University of Arizona recently met its goal of raising $1.5 billion, and they did it with two years to spare. How is this possible given the sluggish economy in Tucson? According to this article from Inside Philanthropy, we are beginning to see an increase of jobs and opportunities in Arizona and will continue to see growth in the coming years. Equally as important, there were multiple donations to the university from outside Arizona. Karl Eller (Chicago) and Peter Salter (California) made sizable donations. While Arizona is seeing growth, there are still many alumni that found more financial opportunity out of the state. Hopefully the current and future growth lead to more alumni choosing to stay within the state and even city. Share your thoughts with us on how we can retain our graduates!