Grove City College is celebrating the successful launch of Impact 150: The Anniversary Campaign for Grove City College with a special event Nov. 3 in Pittsburgh at the headquarters of alumni-owned Gecko Robotics.
The evening will highlight the impact that Grove City College has had during its nearly 150-year history and provide a venue to share ambitious plans to build for tomorrow and position the College to continue impacting with purpose for the next 150 years.
Impact 150 is a comprehensive three-year effort to raise $185 million for financial aid and campus improvements to benefit students in the runup to the College’s 150th anniversary in 2026. Campaign priorities include the ongoing renovation of the iconic and historic Rockwell Hall of Science, updating campus residence halls, construction of new athletic facilities, including a multi-use fieldhouse on Lower Campus, and increasing financial aid by $50 million to expand the College’s impact on future generations of students.
Gecko Robotics is hosting the event. CEO Jake Loosararian ’13 and CPO Troy Demmer ’11 will be providing tours of Gecko and offering insights into the impact of their Grove City College education on their global business and the solutions it is providing for real-world problems.
The celebration will also feature a reception, dinner, and a major announcement about the first phase of the Impact 150 campaign.
Board of Trustees Chair and DuPont CEO Edward D. Breen ’78, Lynn (Branstner ’78) Breen, College President Paul J. McNulty ’80, and first lady Brenda (Millican '80) McNulty will serve as honorary hosts. Corporate event sponsors include Havtech, Gecko Robotics, Davevic Benefits Consultants, Northwestern Mutual - Gould Financial, Cashdollar & Associates, LLC, SmithMicro, and Gilbane.
The Impact 150 Launch Celebration begins at 6 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 3 at Gecko Robotics, 100 S Commons Suite 145, Pittsburgh. Registration is required. For more information, visit gcc.edu/celebrateimpact. RSVP deadline is Oct. 27.