Western Kentucky University celebrates a landmark achievement on Oct. 31.
Its endowment has grown to more than $100-million.
In addition to the endowment growth, WKU has raised more than $104-million in new gifts and pledges.
V.P. of Institutional Advancement Tom Hiles says the endowment total is a 430-percent increase since 1997.
That was the year Dr. Gary Ransdell became the university's president.
The overall goal for Western is to have a $200-million endowment by 2012.