The University of San Francisco recently celebrated the successful completion of The Campaign for USF, which brought in $178 million.
“Tonight I thank you for your generous support of The Campaign for USF, for your investment in our students, for our confidence in the better world that young men and women with a USF education will fashion for us all,” said USF President Stephen A. Privett, S.J. during the Oct. 22 celebration.
Held at the Old Federal Reserve Building in San Francisco with nearly 400 people in attendance, the event was designed to thank donors for their support in making the campaign the most successful fundraising drive in USF history. During the campaign, nearly $50 million was raised for endowed scholarships, surpassing the initial goal of $30 million. Additionally, almost $13 million was raised for faculty chair endowments. Chairs established include the Lo Schiavo Chair for Catholic Social Thought, the Hamill Family Chair in the School of Law, and the P. Carlo Rossi Entrepreneurial Chair in the School of Business and Management.
Several new academic centers were also created, including The Leo T. McCarthy Center for Public Service and the Common Good and The Joan and Ralph Lane Center for Catholic Studies and Social Thought. The campaign also raised money for a range of facilities projects, including:
- Kalmanovitz Hall renovation. A complete renovation of the former Campion Hall, set to open in late summer 2008, will serve as headquarters for the humanities and social sciences.
- School of Business and Management Expansion. The new, four-story Malloy Hall was constructed for the School of Business and Management, and the school’s space in McLaren Center was completely renovated.
- Integrated Science Center. A new wing to Harney Science Center, currently in the design phase, will increase by 50 percent the space devoted to science education at USF.
- Koret Law Center. Kendrick Hall was completely remodeled, with new classrooms, a moot court room, and offices.
- War Memorial Gymnasium renovation. New locker rooms for all teams, new training and strength and conditioning rooms, and a physician’s exam room are among the upgrades. The final phase calls for new offices for all coaches, modernized building entrances, and an upgrade of arena seating.
- Fromm Hall. The Fromm Institute for Lifelong Learning now has a permanent space on campus with the completion of a building designed for older learners.
With a final tally of $178,410,357, The Campaign for USF exceeded its $175 million goal.