Forge a Legacy Breaks Giving Record
The Forge a Legacy campaign recently surpassed a total of $107 million—more than any other campaign has raised in the College’s history. With the help of committed alumni, faculty, staff, students, parents, and friends, the College has gone from raising an average $9 million annually through fiscal year 2014, to an average $23 million for fiscal years 2015–17.
Among the results of this extraordinary generosity:
· This past fall, the College broke ground for both the Hodson Boathouse and the Semans-Griswold Environmental Hall.
· In 2016, WC welcomed students and faculty into the new Barbara and George Cromwell Hall.
· Through Forge a Legacy, six academic chairs have received full or partial funding.
· Since the start of the campaign, donors have raised $30.62 million for scholarships, ensuring an exceptional education for promising students, regardless of means.
With two and a half more years and to reach a goal of $150 million, Forge a Legacy still has $43 million to raise. In that time, the College community will see the rise of a new academic building next to Cromwell Hall, eye-opening research at the River and Field Campus, new ways to farm and eat from the Eastern Shore Food Lab, faster tracks to jobs from the Center for Career Development, and more opportunities for students to learn beyond the classroom.