Donors Can Leave Indelible Marks on Campus
The Campaign provides many ways for donors to get involved in the future of Arcadia—and many ways for the University community to remember whose help made that success possible.
"One of the wonderful things about this Campaign is that we get to celebrate and honor those alumni and friends who are able to give back to Arcadia at such very meaningful levels," says Beverly Goldberg '53, who chairs the Recognition Subcommittee on behalf of the Board. "These donors will leave indelible marks on the lives of generations of students, and our task as a committee is to ensure that we will always remember and recognize their contributions to our college."
One of the subcommittee's first steps was to create a detailed description of the naming opportunities available through the Campaign. Now, members are working to develop a recognition system for donors to the Campaign and to the University Commons project at a level of $5,000 and higher.
"All of our donors are essential, and we will recognize and support all of them," Goldberg notes, "but special naming opportunities require a significant commitment that needs to be recognized in a central location. For our Campaign, the Commons provides that focal point." The Recognition Subcommittee is working with the firm ex;it on a recognition system that will integrate with the interior of the Commons while scribing for history the names of those who are making possible this new student learning and living center, the focal point of At Home & In the World—The Campaign for Arcadia University."
The new recognition system also will include named endowments and scholarships as well as naming opportunities in the newly completed academic building, Grey Towers Castle, Oak Summit student housing, new campus landscaping features, and a new sports field.
"For many donors, it's meaningful that their gift is helping to create something enduring, such as a student lounge, a classroom, an auditorium, or a faculty office. This Campaign offers us the opportunity to tie our own memories of what was important to us when we were in college to the creation of new memories for tomorrow's students. I like the continuity across time that such a gift provides," Goldberg adds.
For a complete list of named giving opportunities, visit www.arcadia.edu/campaign.