Campaign for A More Perfect Centre exceeding expectations
RELEASED: December 20, 2007
DANVILLE, KY—As the year closes, so does Centre College's most ambitious fundraising campaign to date. The Campaign for A More Perfect Centre will end on a high note, exceeding its $120 million dollar goal by
a substantial amount.
The culmination of the Campaign comes on Dec. 31, 2007, four years after it was publicly launched at the annual Centre Associates dinner in Louisville in January 2004.
Already $36.2 million in new endowment for student scholarships has been committed, which will reduce the cost of a Centre education for many students. More than $12 million in new endowment for faculty professorships has been given, allowing the College to better reward the individuals who teach at Centre. In addition to these benefits, Centre has already seen campus improvements as a result of the giving, most notably the College Centre project—the renovation and expansion of Crounse and Sutcliffe halls completed in 2005. Also, the science equipment initiative, which attracted a challenge grant from the Kresge Foundation, made possible the purchase of $750,000 in new laboratory equipment and the establishment of a $1.25 million endowment for the ongoing maintenance and replacement of laboratory equipment.
Trollinger adds, "Because of The Trustee Challenge, it's fair to say that the Campaign for A More Perfect Centre is helping to fund implementation of two strategic plans—the one that has guided the College since its adoption in 1999 and the one that will be adopted in January 2008."
Centre President John Roush couldn't be happier as he rings in the New Year and a new period of growth at Centre.
Final sums and figures of the Campaign for A More Perfect Centre will be publicly announced in January following the Centre Associates dinner in Louisville.
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