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Monday, June 01, 2009
Campaign for Excellence and Distinction on Track

Marymount’s comprehensive capital campaign, which officially launched its public phase in September 2008, has reached the $15 million mark toward its $20 million goal. Construction has begun on the 26th Street project, the campaign’s cornerstone initiative that includes a new academic building, residence hall, and underground parking garage.

The Leadership Committee for the campaign’s public phase is being co-chaired by Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Carosi and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Smith. They lead a team of dedicated Marymount alumni and friends who will help the University achieve its campaign goal. All MU alumni have received a campaign case statement, and many have already responded with generous support.

Naming opportunities for rooms and equipment are available in both buildings. In addition, the campaign includes a scholarship initiative, and some donors have decided to establish endowed scholarships that will benefit deserving Marymount students in perpetuity. Endowed scholarships can be named in honor of the donor or a loved one.

Trustee Lola Reinsch Pierce, her husband Al Pierce, and her mother Dolores Reinsch presented an annual fund challenge match to the Marymount community in December 2008. This effort helped generate over $80,000 for the Marymount Fund, and their generous matching gift went to support the campaign.

The Hearst Foundations recently awarded Marymount a $125,000 grant to name one of the health sciences laboratories in the new academic building. The Claude Moore Foundation has also provided campaign support, contributing $22,000 toward the purchase of a pediatric patient simulation model for use in the new nursing simulation laboratory.

Your support is critical to the success of Marymount’s most ambitious capital campaign ever. Visit The Campaign For Marymount University to learn more and make a secure gift online. Thank you!