$75M Campaign for Suffolk University Enters Public Phase


Suffolk University kicked off the public phase of its $75 million capital campaign on October 28, as President David J. Sargent announced that the University has surpassed the half-way mark.

President Sargent told an audience of 300 during a black-tie dinner at the Boston Public Library that the University has raised more than $40 million and is well on its way to complete the campaign in 2009.

The major commitments thus far in The Power to Change: The Campaign for Suffolk University are:

• The creation at Suffolk University Law School of the Jerome Lyle Rappaport Center for Law and Public Policy, a $5 million gift that will establish the first endowed chair in the history of the University
• The creation of the Carol Sawyer Parks Chair in Entrepreneurship at Sawyer Business School, a $1.5 million gift that will create the second endowed chair at the University
• A $2 million commitment by Nathan R. Miller to establish a Centennial Scholarship fund for Boston public school students called the Nathan R. Miller Boston Scholars program
• The public unveiling of the Rosalie K. Stahl Center, 73 Tremont Street, a new property in the heart of the Suffolk campus that will impact the University’s ability to compete, educate, and inspire for decades to come

Overall, funds raised during the campaign will be directed to four key areas:

• Student Life and Learning: $26 million
• Academic Excellence: $16 million
• Evolving Campus: $24 million
• Annual Fund: $9 million

“It’s an ambitious goal,” said President Sargent. “A successful campaign of $75 million will nearly double our endowment, but the true benefit to Suffolk will be immeasurable. These vital funds will ensure that we stand solidly behind the core values that have always set Suffolk apart.”


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