Former Kentucky basketball player, fundraiser Terry Mobley dies at 74

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Former University of Kentucky basketball player and notable fundraiser Terry Mobley died Monday morning at 74 after battling an illness.

Mobley was from Harrodsburg and played for UK under Adolph Rupp from 1962-1965. He was a starter for three seasons with the Wildcats.

Mobley worked at IBM for several years before returning to UK to become what the university called a "groundbreaking leader of its fundraising efforts."

He is credited with helping to expand UK's average annual cash gift total from $3.1 million to $61 million in 20 years, and he oversaw the university's first capital campaign, which raised more than $1 billion.

“When we embarked upon our first-ever $1 billion capital campaign, Terry led that successful initiative, which changed the culture of the University," said former UK President Lee T. Todd, Jr.

Mobley served many roles during his tenure at Kentucky, including as interim athletics director. He also served on the Board of Trustees for six years.

Milward on Broadway in Lexington is handling Mobley's arrangements, and services will take place at Calvary Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife Becky and two of his three children.

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