College breaks down the details on the $40 Million Ever Higher campaign
Published: Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Updated: Wednesday, September 26, 2012 08:09
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Westminster College launched the public phase of the most successful fundraising campaign in the independent liberal arts college's 160-year history over the weekend with a campus-wide celebration and announcement that Westminster had already raised $36.4 million for Ever Higher: The Campaign for Westminster College. So how will the money be used?
Ever Higher: The Campaign for Westminster College priorities:
• People & Programs -- $9.5 million for endowed scholarships, faculty development, academic program enhancements, and the John & Elizabeth Drinko Center for Experiential Learning
• Facility & Campus Improvements -- $16.5 million for Patterson Hall renovation, Hoyt Science Center renovation, construction of Berlin Village Phase II student townhouses, athletics, and campus landscaping
• The Westminster Fund -- $8 million in annual gifts to the Westminster Fund scholarship contributions to reduce educational expenses for all students and enhance academic, athletic, and student life programs
• Legacy Gifts for Our Future -- $6 million in future gifts to endowment through trusts, bequests, charitable gift annuities, and other long-term arrangements to create a permanent donor legacy
"Ever Higher is all about the students and the myriad ways they will benefit from the generosity of our donors," according to Gloria Cagigas, vice president for institutional advancement. "Westminster is blessed with loyal alumni, faculty, staff, and friends of the College who choose to make an investment in Westminster's people and programs. They understand that enriching the lives of our students will pay dividends today and in the future as our students will uplift the lives of people everywhere."