College Passes $250 Million Campaign Milestone
Five years ago, Northwestern University declared “We Will”— and so did Weinberg College.
This fall, the College passed the $250 million mark in We Will. The Campaign for Northwestern, thanks to the generosity of more than 10,000 supporters. This milestone figure advances the University’s overall effort to raise $3.75 billion from 141,000 supporters to fund Northwestern’s strategic priorities.
“I am beyond grateful to all those who have participated in this extraordinary effort, and to my predecessors, deans Sarah Mangelsdorf and Mark Ratner, for their leadership,” Weinberg College Dean Adrian Randolph said.
“The generosity of all of our supporters ensures that we will continue to prepare students with the interdisciplinary skills and mindset to achieve whatever they set out to do in this increasingly complex world. We look ahead with high hopes and even more ambitious plans for the College’s future.”
In September, the University announced that it had passed the $3 billion mark, propelled by the support of more than 121,000 donors. The momentum allows Northwestern to heighten its aspirations even as it celebrates the many achievements made possible by the Campaign. At the College, these include:
- The expansion of several centers and programs, including the Kapnick Center for Business Institutions, the Bobbie and Stanton Cook Family Writing Program, the Nicholas D. Chabraja Center for Historical Studies, the Crown Family Center for Jewish and Israel Studies, the Brady Scholars Program in Ethics and Civic Life, and the Plant Biology and Conservation Program.
- Four new named professorships across the sciences, the social sciences and the humanities.
- Modernized campus spaces, including the complete renovation of Kresge Centennial Hall (see page 10) and a new home for the Department of Economics within the Kellogg School of Management’s new global hub on the campus lakefront.
- The launch of the Weinberg College Student-Alumni Engagement Program, which connects students and alumni across every discipline and major to inform career exploration and planning.
- The expansion of student support initiatives, including the College’s ARCH Scholars program, student scholarships and undergraduate research grants.
Driven by the Campaign, the College will continue to expand academic opportunities for all students regardless of financial need, support innovative teaching and research, and prepare all Weinberg College community members to interact globally.
Launched in 2011, We Will. The Campaign for Northwestern is helping to realize the transformational vision set forth in Northwestern’s strategic plan and solidify the University’s position among the world’s leading research universities.Back to top