VOLUME 8, NUMBER 1
SPECIAL ISSUE: REAPING THE REWARDS OF
THE PLAN FOR MOUNT HOLYOKE 2003
goal: Conduct a comprehensive fundraising campaign
Thanks to the generosity
of more than 23,000 donors--alumnae, parents, and friends of the
College--the comprehensive fundraising campaign called for in
The Plan for Mount Holyoke 2003 has been a major success story.
With trustees Harriet Levine Weissman '58 and Eleanor Graham Claus
'55 as its national cochairs, the Campaign for Mount Holyoke College:
Advancing Our Legacy of Leadership was launched in October 1998
with a goal of raising $200 million in gifts and pledges. It exceeded
this goal and then some. The Plan provided a focus for developing
the campaign's goals: shoring up MHC's endowment; increasing levels
of giving to the Alumnae Fund/Annual Funds in support of annual
and day-to-day operations; raising funds to create or enhance
music, art, and science facilities; and launching innovative program
initiatives. Each of these goals has been met, and the campaign
surpassed its $200-million overall goal in late December 2001.
In March of 2002, the College's board of trustees voted to expand
the campaign goal to $250 million. To date, gifts and pledges
totaling more than $232 million (as of April 30, 2003) have been
made to the campaign.
||The largest gift ever received
by the College was made in support of Mount Holyoke's new
science center. An anonymous alumna made a pledge of $10 million
toward this project, making possible the "green"
Kendade Hall, the hub of the new center. Marion Craig Potter
'49 pledged $5.5 million to the science project, representing
the second largest gift in the history of the College. Kendade's
dramatic atrium, shown here, is named for Potter.