Because of You

Because of You ...
Campus has never looked better.

New facilities and campus beautification build the foundation for a high-quality, modern liberal arts education.

The Campaign's largest project, the Center for Molecular and Life Sciences, will buttress the aspirations of Eckerd's 272 science majors and 35 science faculty members.

Renovated at the beginning of the Campaign, the Wireman Chapel has since hosted hundreds of events, meetings, weddings and services, including the installation of Eckerd's chaplain and associate chaplain.

Funded through the Campaign, GO Pavilion and the fitness center have enhanced the entertainment and physical activities of thousands, including campus visitors who marvel at GO's canopy.

The Pruitt Center for Ceramic Arts and Sculpture will reshape not only the Eckerd landscape but also the possibilities imagined by art students and faculty.

Because of You ...
Thousands of students have seen the world.

Eckerd seeks to enrich each student's experience with service or study abroad.

Half of the nearly 1,500 students who studied abroad from 2006–2011 received a scholarship to help fund their travel due to the generous $2.7 million in support from Campaign donors.

Eckerd's burgeoning Study Abroad Scholarship program inspired the 2011 launch of Passport: The Eckerd College Study and Service Abroad Scholarship Appreciation Dinner, which allows grateful scholarship recipients to share their globe-trotting stories with the donors who helped make it all possible.

Because of You ...
Eckerd is poised for greatness.

A well-funded and astutely managed endowment strengthens the College's financial position and attracts outstanding faculty and students as well as grant opportunities.

By the completion of the Campaign, the College's endowment nearly tripled, total cash and cash reserves reached $32.4 million, and the Annual Fund increased by 19%.

The National Endowment for the Humanities awarded Eckerd a $300,000 challenge grant toward the Christian Nielsen Professorship in Film Studies—one of five endowed professorships funded through the Campaign.

The Collier Challenge helped generate 123 new endowed funds that will provide annual support for students, faculty and staff.

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