Yes, we did it! The We Are Kenyon campaign has raised $240 million, surpassing its goal of $230 million. Focusing on the very heart and soul of the Kenyon experience, the campaign supported teaching and learning, strengthened the campus community, improved facilities and programs, and widened access by increasing funds for financial aid. Kenyon students will benefit for generations to come.
Kenyon has reached a new level of excellence by raising $240 million for scholarships, capital improvements, and a wide range of other initiatives, surpassing its goal by $10 million in the most ambitious campaign ever mounted by an Ohio private college.
Bucking the headwinds of a contrary economy, the College drew donations from more than 15,000 alumni, friends, and supporters who contributed $240,015,332 to We Are Kenyon: The Drive for Excellence, the most successful comprehensive campaign in Kenyon history. The goal was $230 million for the campaign that launched publicly in May 2007.
Investing in Students and Teachers
The campaign created 67 new scholarship funds and five endowed chairs.
Growing the Endowment
$84 million was committed to Kenyon's endowment.
Sustaining Kenyon's Campus
$61 million for new and renovated facilities, including Peirce Hall, new student residences, and art facilities.
Increasing Financial Aid
Nearly $60 million for financial aid, which will double Kenyon's scholarship endowment.
Supporting the Annual Fund
$33 million in annual giving from more than 15,000 donors, including more than 60% of the alumni body along with parents and friends.
Engaging Young Donors
56 members in Fifty Under Fifty, a leadership program for donors under age 50 making gifts of $50,000 or more
Inspiring New Donors
53% of major gifts came from donors who had never before made a capital or endowment gift