The Campaign for Whitworth
Underway since July 1, 2010, President Beck A. Taylor's first day in office, The Campaign for Whitworth has secured gifts and pledges of $85 million in the ensuing six years. Key capital projects have included Robinson Science Hall and Cowles Music Center, which was completed this fall. In addition, the university has added five new endowed faculty positions, bringing Whitworth to a total of seven on the way to a goal of 10 before 2021. Most exciting this past year was the Pines to Promise project, which provided matching funds for 43 new endowed scholarships for students.
In addition, three new facility projects entered the architectural design stage, with the support of significant lead gifts. The chapel will receive an addition and remodel, allowing campus ministry, the department of theology, and the Office of Church Engagement to be located under one roof. An athletics administration facility will do the same thing for athletics, uniting coaches (who are now housed in four locations) in a single building. This facility will also feature a football operations center that will include new locker rooms and team meeting spaces. And the Pine Bowl project will provide an artificial turf for the football field, amenities including concessions, restrooms and first-class space on an upper level, and a new entrance to the facility.
Details on these and all other campaign initiatives can be found at www.whitworth.edu/125.