Impact 150 gets $5 million gift from Allegheny Foundation

The Allegheny Foundation has committed $5 million to Grove City College’s Impact 150: The Anniversary Campaign for Grove City College for the renovation of an iconic campus building.

The grant from the Pittsburgh-based foundation will be used to transform Rockwell Hall of Science, the oldest academic building on campus, into a modern hub for science and technology.

“This project is crucial to Grove City College’s ability to meet the evolving needs of science, engineering, and technology students today and far into the future. This gift will have a major impact on campus and we are grateful to the Allegheny Foundation and its support of this project, which represents a commitment to preserving our region’s history, advancing educational excellence, and fostering community growth,” Jeffrey Prokovich ’89, vice president for Advancement, said.

The top-to-bottom makeover of the 93-year old edifice will create new laboratory and classroom space along with collaboration spaces, faculty offices, and a connection to STEM Hall that will bring science, technology, and engineering students together to discover and innovate. When complete, the flagship building will be renamed the Smith Hall of Science and Technology.

The $48 million renovation is a top priority of the $185 million Impact 150 campaign, which was launched last year. To date, Impact 150 has generated more than $80 million, including $42 million toward Rockwell’s renovation. The campaign is also focused on increasing financial aid and scholarships, building a new fieldhouse for Wolverine student-athletes, renovating residence halls and the historic Crawford Hall auditorium, and creating an unsurpassed student experience.

The Allegheny Foundation grant is one of the largest foundation commitments in the College’s history. The foundation has had a relationship with Grove City College since 2010 and its support for The Institute for Faith & Freedom has helped the College’s conservative think tank grow and expand to reach more students and advance the cause of liberty through programs and thought leadership.

The Allegheny Foundation concentrates its giving in the Southwestern Pennsylvania area and focuses on historic preservation, civic development, and education. Most funding is earmarked for organizations that are not dependent on government subsidies. Grove City College accepts no federal funding. That principled stance allows the College to maintain its independence from government control and makes the financial support of alumni, friends, and private foundations crucial to continuing its mission.

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Impact 150 gets $5 million gift from Allegheny Foundation

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