Centre College will launch a $120-million Campaign for A More Perfect Centre, the largest fund-raising effort in the College's 185-year history, at a special dinner tonight at Churchill Downs.
The four-year comprehensive campaign will help fund student scholarships, faculty support, a variety of new and expanded programs, upgraded technology, new and renovated buildings, and a significant increase in the size of the college's endowment. More than $70 million has already been committed during the leadership gift or 'silent' phase of the campaign.
"The Campaign for A More Perfect Centre is about taking something that is already good and making it even better," says Centre President John Roush. "We've set an ambitious goal to help us raise the bar on the kind of education that outstanding young people have come to expect of Centre, a goal we're confident our alumni and friends will step forward and help us meet."
The new campaign will be announced at the annual Centre Associates Dinner that honors the college's major donors. Adele and H.W. "Wes" Stodghill will be posthumously recognized as Centre Associates of the Year.