Wartburg’s new campaign to raise $75 million is kicking off Friday, Oct. 17 at 5 p.m. with about 400 people expected to attend a gala dinner in the Student Center.
The campaign, called Transforming Tomorrow, is a comprehensive campaign that will fulfill a number of goals that the college has been interested in for some time, President Darrel Colson said.
“The reason why we are doing the campaign Transforming Tomorrow is to develop the resources we need to execute the strategic plan,”Colson said.
As of Friday night, the Transforming Tomorrow campaign has raised a total of $51.9 million.
It was also announced Friday night that co-chairs, Marge and Mike McCoy gave another gift. For every dollar donated to the Clinton Hall project, they will match those donations up to $2 million.
With their gift, it brings the total raised to $53.9 million.
Transforming Tomorrow is broken into three components: people, places and programs.
The money the campaign raises will be used to fund more student scholarships, campus construction including renovations to Clinton Hall and for academic and co-curricular activities.
“I spend a lot of time with key friends and donors of the college. These are the people who’ve demonstrated over time a willingness and a capacity to help us fund programs, to make a sizable gift that really can help a project to go,”Colson said.
The kick off for Transforming Tomorrow will be live streamed on Wartburg Knight Vision Friday around 8 p.m.