Campaign Surpasses Fundraising Goal

Nazareth College has surpassed its $45 million goal for the most ambitious fundraising effort in the institution's history, the Campaign for College and Community. With a goal more than double that of any previous fundraising goal in the College's history, this campaign received leadership and support from alumni, the Board of Trustees, faculty, staff, and friends.

The success of the Campaign for College and Community is testament to the College's vision of ensuring access and opportunity for students and enhancing the positive impact Nazareth and its graduates have on the region and the world through education, service, and research.

On June 30, Nazareth College's President Daan Braveman announced the successful conclusion of the campaign, which ultimately raised $49 million. "We are grateful to our generous alumni, donors, and friends who have invested in the future of our students, changing their lives and the world in innumerable ways," states Braveman. "Their generosity will make a difference to Nazareth College students now and in the future."

Kelly Gagan, vice president for institutional advancement, notes that the $49 million in donor support includes a number of philanthropic milestones for the campus:

  • $29 million supported several capital initiatives, including construction of Peckham Hall, home to the Integrated Center for Math and Science; renovation and expansion of Carroll Hall to create the new Wellness and Rehabilitation Institute within the School of Health and Human Services; and a major renovation of the Nazareth College Arts Center.
  • $8 million in new endowments created a new faculty chair and academic center and significantly increased the number of scholarships.
  • $12 million in annual immediate-use funds support student civic engagement, scholarships, and virtually every program that contributes to the vibrant Nazareth experience.

At the end of this historic campaign, the College is celebrating its progress and focusing on the future to ensure that a distinctive Nazareth education—high quality academics, a global perspective, experiential learning, and service to the community—remains accessible for tomorrow’s students.

Peckham Hall