Grove City College passed the $70 million mark for its Grove City Matters capital campaign on Tuesday, Sept. 24.
Grove City Matters, a campaign to advance Grove City College, is the largest capital campaign in the College’s history. Six objectives make up the $90 million total: $35 million for STEM Hall, the science, technology, engineering and mathematics building that opened up this year, $30 million in Scholarships, $10 million in Campaign Unrestricted, $5 million for the Center for Vision & Values, $5 million for the Christian Activities Building and $5 million for the Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation.
“We are grateful to the hundreds of alumni, friends and parents who have given generously of their treasure to support our mission, vision and values,” President Dick Jewell ’67 said.
Grove City Matters stands at 77 percent of its goal, with $20 million still to be raised by the formal conclusion of the campaign in June 2015.
“The opening of STEM Hall in August is a tangible reminder of the generosity of our donors. The impact of the campaign on our students and faculty is profound,” Vice President for Advancement Jeff Prokovich ’89 said.
The $70 million raised to date eclipses the College’s previous high water mark for fundraising which was just over $68 million as part of the Change and Commitment campaign that ended December 2006.
With the help of alumni and friends, Grove City College will strengthen the opportunity it provides, while advancing its reputation as one of America’s premier liberal arts, science and engineering colleges. This campaign will help ensure that Grove City College remains a place where scholarship, character and principle truly matter.