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    August 30, 2019

    Always Forward: An Update on Our Progress

    In June 2014, Le Moyne launched the most ambitious comprehensive campaign in its history. Through the $100 million Always Forward campaign, donors are enabling the realization of the College’s strategic plan, strengthening its mission and core priorities, and positioning us to compete successfully on the rapidly evolving higher education landscape.

    Donors, including alumni, parents, friends, foundations, corporations and public entities, have committed more than $76 million. A $7 million gift from the McNeil family to establish a new program in risk management and insurance, the naming of the Purcell School of Professional Studies and 18 additional $1 million-plus commitments, along with contributions from nearly 15,000 individuals, highlight the incredible philanthropic support donors are investing in Le Moyne.

    Momentum is growing as board members and other volunteers continue to be remarkably generous and to encourage other donors to join them in enabling Le Moyne to complete the campaign by May 2021, when we celebrate the 75th anniversary of the College.  

    The exceptional leadership of campaign co-chairs and 1978 classmates Sharon Kinsman Salmon ’78 and William Barrett ’78 and the hard work of volunteers from all of our boards is enabling our success. Our on-campus honorary chairs George Coyne, S.J., Ph.D., H ’09, John Langdon '67, Ph.D., H ’17 and Ann Ryan ’85, Ph.D. continue to keep the campus abreast of the successes and benefits of the campaign.

    Please visit the campaign website and learn more about the dynamic initiatives donors are supporting at the College. Please continue making unrestricted gifts and consider setting up recurring payments. Use appreciated securities to establish a scholarship in your name or in the name of a family member of beloved faculty mentor. Alternatively, make your annual gift in honor or in memory of a faculty member or someone else you would like to thank and recognize. Finally, remember Le Moyne when you are making or revising your estate plans.

    My Le Moyne education set me on the right course personally, spiritually, socially and professionally. My academic preparation served me well throughout my 40-year career as a math teacher, guidance counselor and principal. Most important, I was taught to think critically and to make sound decisions rooted in Ignatian values. None of that would have been possible without the financial assistance I received as an undergraduate. As I prepared to celebrate my Golden Alumni Reunion at Le Moyne, it was very important for me to support current students by making a gift to the Always Forward campaign, a key component of which is scholarship assistance. It is a blessing to help future Dolphins to have the same opportunity for an excellent values-based Jesuit education like I had.

    -- Kathleen Donovan ’69

    When I first arrived on the Le Moyne campus as a transfer student, I knew I would receive a great education. What I did not expect was the incredible sense of community at Le Moyne. From the friends I made in my first-semester religion class to the faculty who provided me with invaluable advice when it was time for me to apply for anything from financial aid to my first post-college job, I knew I could count on them. That “phamily” formed the backbone of my Le Moyne experience. I give back to the College by supporting the Always Forward campaign and serving on the Board of Regents because I remember all that Le Moyne did for me. The College has accomplished so much in its first 70 years, and I can’t wait to see what will be accomplished in the future.
    -- Rich Baldwin ’12



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