Where Opportunity Meets Achievement: Support for the Living and Learning Environment

Campaign Goal


Our Progress

* Progress is updated quarterly

A residential liberal arts college like Centre is a community in which the teaching and learning experience is a round-the-clock, seven-days-a-week pursuit. Centre must continue to provide a living and learning environment that supports the development of our students as intellectual, social, moral, and physical beings. To that end, the Third Century Campaign seeks $25 million to support the College’s Living and Learning Environment—the campus.


Areas of Support & Endowed Naming Opportunities

Capital Improvements Fund

Spring at Centre college. Images taken on May 12, 2014.

Established by the Board of Trustees in the previous capital campaign, gifts to this fund provide a permanent endowment that produces annual income for the upkeep and replacement of college facilities. Gifts to the Capital Improvements Fund may be used to name existing unnamed campus spaces as follows:

  • Faculty/Staff Offices—$10,000 or more
  • Classrooms—$25,000 or more
  • Laboratories—$50,000 or more

Residence Hall Renovations


First Year Move-In Day 2014

Spectacular recent additions to the College’s collection of residence halls (Pearl Hall, Brockman Commons, etc.) have made it even clearer that many other residence halls are in need of significant updating. The costs of these projects vary and can be supported either by gifts to renovate a particular facility or by creating an endowment fund for that purpose.





While the Boles Natatorium and Johnson Pool have served Centre well for four decades, the College needs a new facility that will not only meet the needs of our competitive and recreational swimmers but will also be more energy-efficient. The cost will depend on many factors, but will reach or exceed $10,000,000.


Sacred Space



Spiritual life has always been an important part of Centre’s approach to educating the whole person. There have been discussions for many years about creating an on-campus sacred space that would be available for use by all faith traditions. As the College has grown both in size and in diversity, the need for such a space has also grown.