February 11, 2022
Giving from former trustees reaches campaign milestone
Since the launch of the public phase of The College of St. Scholastica’s A Second Century of Saints: Believe. Belong. Transform. campaign, a group of emeriti and former trustees have already committed more than $1 million towards the two-year fundraising effort.
National Campaign Leadership Committee member, Emeritus Trustee and past Board Chair Mary Ives feels the support of former trustees is critical for the College to reach its goals. “This campaign is an important moment for St. Scholastica,” Ives said. “Mike and I are enthusiastic about the campaign, particularly the need for a student center and enhanced scholarship support. Former Trustees will be important investors in the College’s future and lead the way for other donors.”
The Ives are joined by other former Trustees including Jim Zastrow. “My wife Mary and I are thrilled to be early supporters of the campaign. St. Scholastica holds a special place for us and hopefully our support will lead others to do the same.”
A Second Century of Saints: Believe. Belong. Transform. is a two-year push to raise an additional $14 million, bringing the campaign total to $62.6 million. Three fundraising priorities — building a student center, increasing student scholarships, and preparing for emerging priorities — will set St. Scholastica up for the next phase of higher education. The current construction timeline for the student center project is to break ground spring 2023 and open the building for the fall 2024 semester.
“The support of our emeriti and former Trustees in this campaign is so important for our success and future,” said St. Scholastica President Barbara McDonald. “Mary and Mike Ives have been instrumental leaders throughout the campaign. I’ve met with many former trustees and they are enthusiastic about the opportunities that will be made possible with generous support of our donors. We are thankful and encouraged to see this group leading by example to help the College reach its goals.”
In addition to former trustees, more than 80% of current trustees have already made a commitment to the public phase of the campaign.