Fund Raising

Golden Anniversary

July 1, 2002 |

Harry Truman was president. Gary Cooper won an Academy Award for “High Noon.” And at Xavier, a new office known as the annual fund was created. The year was 1952. Truman and Cooper have long since passed, but the annual … Read More

Cost Cutters

July 1, 2002 |

When David Tobias was awarded a service fellowship, it was like hitting the college lottery. The fellowship is given to students with a proven record of service for others and who are willing to spend at least 10 hours a … Read More

Balancing Act

July 1, 2002 |

A college education has never been so readily attainable. More than 3,300 schools currently offer a variety of routes to a diploma, helping more students than ever make their way onto some campus somewhere, somehow. Last year, more than 12 … Read More

Wishes Granted

April 1, 2002 |

The University recently received its largest federal grant ever—$850,000 through the U.S. Department of Education. The grant is for the creation of a new office to focus on providing assistance and meeting the needs of students who are low-income, first … Read More

Saintly Statue

April 1, 2002 |

Students arriving on campus this semester found a giant newcomer on the academic mall—a 7-foot-high bronze statue of St. Ignatius Loyola on a 4-foot brick pedestal in front of Logan Hall.

The replica of the founder of the Jesuits glints … Read More

Right Names

April 1, 2002 |

The Gallagher Student Center is named after its major benefactor—Charles P. Gallagher—but the University is offering naming rights to several areas both inside and outside of the building. In return for gifts of $50,000 to $3 million, donors get to … Read More

Urban Renewal

April 1, 2002 |

Sharon Johnson was a sixth-grade teacher who wanted to be a principal. She was also a single parent, though. And finding the funds to go back to school to earn a principal’s certificate would have required putting a death squeeze … Read More

Scholarships: Funding Future Students

January 1, 2002 |

Hidden behind all of the new and renovated buildings The Century Campaign created lies a little-recognized benefit of the nine-year effort: scholarships. Nearly 80 endowed scholarships were created in the campaign, ranging from full rides to just enough money for … Read More

Making the Call

January 1, 2002 |

Maybe it’s the bowling.

Each night, 20 students assemble around a bank of phones and dial for dollars—and incentives. The students are the University’s phoneathon crew, a thick-skinned bunch who spend two and a half hours each evening calling alumni … Read More

All for One Club: New Effort Looks to Score More Funds for Athletics

January 1, 2002 |

On Halloween night, while other students were out collecting candy, members of the women’s soccer team were on the road. And they weren’t happy about it.

Not only were they missing out on some campus fun, but their road trip … Read More