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Building Community

Building Community

2019-2022 Comprehensive Campaign

Building community is what brings us together at McPherson College. The sense of community found here made us feel at home as freshmen, brings us back to campus each Homecoming, and welcomes new friends. McPherson College understands it is important not to just maintain our community but also build it for the future.

Your participation in this campaign is important as we generate resources for the future. A future that Builds Community and sets McPherson College on a trajectory to become one of America’s great small colleges.

Key Areas

Campaign Goals

The Building Community Campaign helps McPherson College achieve the ambitious goals it set out in the Community By Design strategic plan, which focuses on growth and meeting the needs of an ever more diverse campus.

Key areas of the campaign are to raise $20 million over four years, engage 2,500 new donors, and establish a long term endowment of $1 billion.

Building Community

Campus Center Concept
Campaign donors
$1 billion endowment
  • Campus Center

    A bold vision of what campus community could look like begins with the centerpiece of the campaign – a new campus center with an interdisciplinary learning commons to engage a larger, more diverse student body.

  • 2,500 New Donors

    Cultivating the next generation of support for McPherson College is vital to future success. The college will develop a wide variety of opportunities to engage new donors including: #BulldogPride initiative, Power Day online giving blitz, Student Ambassador program and Champions Club.

  • $1 Billion Endowment

    At first glance, $1B seems like a stretch. But when the finer points are outlined, it suddenly seems achievable. This is a long-term, planned giving initiative designed to create targeted, incremental growth by inviting donors to include the college in their estate plans. Conversations to date have generated over $175 million of non-binding estate commitments.

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Updates

  • President Michael Schneider announces the campaign launch

    Campaign launches with $10.5 million

    McPherson College has raised $10.5 million toward its Building Community campaign that launched during Homecoming on October 12, 2019.

    Campaign Launch
  • Bulldogs Give Back event

    Building community where you are.

    We're planning events to help Build Community with fellow Bulldogs across the country. Contact Dave Barrett for more information.

    Request Info

Contacts

Advancement Officer

Dave Barrett
Phone: (620) 242-0442
Email: barrettd@mcpherson.edu

VP for Auto Restoration

Amanda Gutierrez
Phone: (620) 242-0424
Email: gutierra@mcpherson.edu

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