Bishop’s University Launches Its Capital Campaign Leading The Way
University announced today that it is undertaking a $30 million capital campaign. The goal of the five-year campaign is to match through philanthropy the $30 million of public funding that the University has received to build its new Sports Centre.
The Leading the Way Campaign is the first comprehensive fundraising effort that the University has undertaken since 1998. The previous campaign raised $18 million.
The campaign is being led by Daniel Fournier, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Ivanhoé Cambridge in Montreal, and Tim Griffin ’71, President of Connor, Clark and Lunn in Toronto.
At today’s launch event, Mr. Michael Goldbloom, C.M., Principal and Vice-Chancellor of Bishop’s, announced that the University has raised $20 million in the quiet phase of its campaign, which began two years ago. Mr. Goldbloom outlined the four pillars of the campaign: Equipment for the John H. Price Sports Centre Renovation and expansion of the John Bassett Memorial Library Support for the Williams School of Business and the Dobson-Lagassé Centre for Entrepreneurship Enhancement of academic programs and financial support for students. Principal Goldbloom gave an update on the Sports Centre project, stating that the project is on budget and on schedule to open early in 2015. The construction costs are covered by the public funds but the University needs to raise $2.5 million to equip the facility. Seen here at the campaign launch holding the sign, surrounded by students and staff, were (left) Principal and Vice-Chancellor of Bishop’s, and campaign co-chair (right) Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Ivanhoé Cambridge.
The Principal also outlined the University’s vision for a Learning Commons. The current library needs to be renovated and expanded to create more dynamic spaces and provide essential technology for the grow- ing number of students from both Bishop’s and Champlain College. Mr. Goldbloom highlighted an unprecedented $1 mil
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