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Pride, Passion, Promise Campaign - Celebrating our Success Together

Pride, Passion, Promise Campaign - Celebrating our Success Together
Nearly 200 major benefactors, trustees, campaign committee members, students, faculty, administrators and staff celebrated surpassing the $125 million goal of the Pride, Passion, Promise Campaign at a dinner in the Rev. Bernard R. McIlhenny, S.J., Ballroom in the DeNaples Center.

129,182,555 reasons to say 'Thank you!'

It required visionary leadership and faith in the future of The University of Scranton to set the ambitious goals of the Pride, Passion, Promise Campaign. Recognizing that it would take the dedication and sacrifice of many in the University community, the president and Board of Trustees set out to transform the campus and secure Scranton's future. The campaign was announced in 2008 with a goal to raise $100 million. The response from the University community was extraordinary. Moved by the spirit of the magis and humbled by an outpouring of support, the goal was raised to $125 million in early 2010. Thanks to 27,928 donors, we successfully closed the campaign in May at $129,182,555. 

Reflecting on the Pride, Passion, Promise Campaign, Christopher M. "Kip" Condron '70, chair of the Board of Trustees and co-chair of the campaign, had this to say: "A number of years ago, as we looked at the demographics of freshmen of the future, it became clear that we faced some challenges. We felt as though we were lacking in a good student center, science center and student residence halls. We knew that we needed to launch a capital campaign to provide funding for essential facilities that would round out the beauty and functionality of campus. The synergy of this campaign has allowed us to build the DeNaples Center, Dionne Campus Green, Condron Hall, Loyola Science Center and the apartment and fitness complex on Mulberry Street, making this campus not only more beautiful, but extremely attractive to high school seniors who are looking at where they will spend the next four years."

Campaign Report


Campaign Case Components


Capital Needs – $67,798,183
  • Loyola Science Center
  • Patrick & Margaret DeNaples Center
  • Christopher & Margaret Condron Hall
  • Apartment & Fitness Complex on Mulberry Street
  • Chapel of the Sacred Heart
  • John & Jacquelyn Dionne Campus Green
  • Retreat Center at Chapman Lake & Peter Faber, S.J., Chapel
  • Mulberry Street Improvement 
Endowment – $39,221,096
  • Project Scholarship and Financial Aid
  • Faculty Development
  • Programs
The Royal Fund – $14,264,588

President’s Business Council – $7,898,688

Campaign Totals by Types of Gifts


We categorize gifts made to the campaign into two categories: current and deferred. Current gifts are cash gifts or gifts that are pledged with the intention of being paid within the timeline of the campaign. Deferred gifts will be given to the University at a future time with arrangements specified in a will, trust, life insurance policy or some other life income agreement.

Campaign Totals by Constituents


Many responded to the call. The Jesuit community made a major commitment to ensure the Jesuit presence on campus for generations to come. Alumni, parents of current and past students, and friends and employees represent 62% of all gifts.
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