The University of Findlay announced today during a campus event to increase the goal of the University’s Give Voice to Your Values fundraising campaign from $40 to $50 million, to include funds for a new College of Business and expanded scholarship funding for University students. The increase was approved by the Board of Trustees at its recent meeting.
The new facility is estimated to be a $15 million project and will also include the creation of additional green space and expanded parking.
“The alumni, parents and friends of the University have responded overwhelmingly to the Give Voice to Your Values Comprehensive Campaign, launched in 2010,” said President Katherine R. Fell, Ph.D. “We have raised $35 million of our original goal of $40 million with two years left in the campaign. We are excited about the possibility of adding a new state-of-the art teaching and learning facility for the College of Business, and the expressions of interest from our donors have been truly encouraging.”
During the next year, University stakeholders will work with the campus community and an architect to get input on the design and function of the new facility. Once the building design process is underway, the architectural design of the building is estimated to take approximately one year to complete.
To date, The Give Voice to Your Values Campaign has raised $35 million for university operations through The Findlay Fund, student scholarship endowments, classrooms, laboratories, learning spaces and faculty research, all of which are needed to continue the excellence that makes an education at The University of Findlay distinctive. A portion of those funds raised also supported the construction of the Davis Street Building addition that opened Fall 2012.