Bishop’s Univer­sity Launches Its Cap­i­tal Cam­paign Lead­ing The Way

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Bishop’s

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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Daniel Fournier,

Michael Gold­bloom,

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