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Announcing Rock Solid & Ready: The Campaign for Rockford University

10/08/2015 11:15 am

Contact: Rita Elliott, Director of Communications, 815-226-3374

Rockford, Ill – Rockford University announced today the launch of Rock Solid & Ready, a 17.3. million dollar campaign to further enhance the campus environment and the student experience. The public announcement was held in the Seaver Physical Education Center, the location adjacent to the planned new $6 million Athletic and Event Center that is included in the campaign goals. To date, the University has raised $10.7 million toward the $17.3 million goal.

Rock Solid & Ready is comprised of three primary categories:
Shaping Modern Facilities
$7.2 million
Athletic and Event Center $6 million
Science Center Modernizations $1.2 million

Enhancing the Student Experience
$6.1 million
Student Opportunity Fund (endowed) $1 million
Student Opportunity Fund (expendable) $1 million
Academic Program Enhancements $4.1 million

Providing for Ongoing Needs
$4 million
Charter Fund – the University’s annual fund.

President Robert L. Head, Ph.D., shared at the public announcement, “Working quietly for the past two years we have created the structure of a comprehensive fundraising campaign that will sustain and support our ongoing transformation process and set the stage for more and better things in the not too distant future. We are proud to introduce Rock Solid & Ready today and excited for all that this endeavor will accomplish on behalf our students.”

To learn more about the campaign, view the Rock Solid & Ready video¬†located on the University’s YouTube channel.