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a Future Full
of Promise

Our comprehensive fundraising campaign will improve the Elmhurst experience for generations of Bluejays to come.

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Campaign Progress

With deep gratitude to the generous donors who have contributed so far, we find ourselves well on our way to achieving our campaign goal. Here is where Elmhurst 150: The Campaign for Elmhurst University currently stands.

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Goal
$50M
Current Total
$40.6M
Donors
6,200

The Four Priorities

01.
Memorial Hall

We envision an expanded and renovated Memorial Hall as a thriving hub for the health sciences—enriching a structure that was built in 1922 thanks to the fundraising efforts of alumnus Reinhold Niebuhr.

02.
Athletics and Recreation

Improvements to Faganel Hall and Langhorst Field will provide an upgraded experience for thousands of students, coaches, spectators and community members—whether they are competing or watching the University’s Division III athletics programs or utilizing the facilities for intramural and recreational activity.

03.
The Endowment

Growth of the endowment and restricted funds for multi-specific purposes, such as endowed faculty chairs, programs and scholarships, is essential for maintaining short-term liquidity while preserving the long-term financial security and stability of Elmhurst University.

04.
The Annual Fund

The Elmhurst University Annual Fund gives supporters a way to contribute to students’ education through scholarships and operational and programmatic support. Our goal of reaching $1 million annually makes the same impact as an additional $20 million in endowment dollars.

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A Welcome from Institutional Advancement

Andrew Knap, Vice President of Institutional Advancement at Elmhurst UniversityFor 150 years, Elmhurst University has successfully educated students and prepared them to contribute in a meaningful way to every sector of society. Building on our legacy, we continue to seek ways to reach students and innovate for the future of higher education.

At this critical moment, we invite you to join Elmhurst 150: The Campaign for Elmhurst University. None of our successes, past or present, would be possible without the generosity of our donors and supporters. Help us write the next chapter of the Elmhurst University story. Through your support, our legacy grows.

Andrew Knap
Vice President, Institutional Advancement

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