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Continued: Part One: Full interview with U of M fundraising chairman Lou Nanne

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Q: So you would encourage people to do that?

A: Yeah because we’re not trying to piecemeal this and say that we’re only going to get this done and not this. This plan is for everybody.

Q: What if you only get to $120 million? Then is it only just for football, basketball, hockey?

A: You know if you have a goal and you don’t reach it, I don’t think you quit. You keep trying to get there. There’s an overall plan. One of the earliest things in this was the facilities to study and have training table, that’s for everybody. But I’m not going into this thinking what if we only get there, this is the kind of thing we’ve had too long, ‘What if we can only do this?’ I’m not sitting here to do only this. I’m sitting here to get this thing done.

Q: What’s your timeframe?

A: There is no timeframe. We’re just going to keep working. It’s not like the movie goes at 6 o’clock and a new show starts.

Q: You and Teague must have some timeframes in mind — where you’d like to be in a year, in two years.

A: No. I want to get it done tomorrow, can you help me? That’s it. I mean this is something we want to get going and get started and get done. I think it’s like a train rolling down the track. The faster we get something started and going, the more momentum we get, the more people we get on board, the more likely we are to succeed.

Q: You don’t have to have the whole $190 million before you start the priority list?

A: No.

Q: You can break ground on some projects if, say, you get $50 million and then keep raising funds?

A: Right, yeah.

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