Because of You, We Did It!
Many Experiences, One Spirit: The Campaign for Eckerd College is the most successful fundraising campaign in the College’s history. Its impact will reverberate for generations as the programs, facilities and people enriched by your contributions continue to deepen the Eckerd experience. This report only begins to demonstrate ways the Campaign has transformed Eckerd College, and we hope you will visit the rest of this site to learn more about the people and programs behind our Campaign success. Thank you for your contributions, which surpassed our fundraising expectations, also inspiring a renewed sense of loyalty to the College and appreciation for the Eckerd experience. I hope you, too, are proud of what we have accomplished together.
Donald R. Eastman III
We did it, indeed! Never have I doubted the spirit of this special place. When we set a goal of $80 million to be raised over the course of five years, we knew it would be a challenge, even before the unanticipated financial crisis of 2008 and the world devastation of a tsunami, oil spill and earthquakes. Yet, the dedication of the Eckerd community prevailed. In fact, we outpaced our goal, reaching it a month early, and then surpassed it by $2.7 million! During the Campaign, nearly 11,000 trustees, alumni, parents, students, faculty, staff, friends and organizations invested in the vision of an even better Eckerd College. On behalf of the Board of Trustees, thank you for making Eckerd students—our legacy and future—your philanthropic priority.
Grover C. Wrenn '64