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THE BICENTENNIAL CAMPAIGN

A FIRM FOUNDATION
FOR THE FUTURE

Our next chapter begins with ATHENS FOREVER, the Endowment Campaign. As the current caretakers of this historic place, made possible by the dreams of those early few, we are responsible for ensuring that the story continues. History will judge us based on our stewardship of the legacy that our predecessors handed down to us, the women and men who have benefitted from this place we call Athens.

Our history records two such prior efforts, one in 1914 and another in 1925, both led by President Mary Norman Moore McCoy. These efforts were launched to pay off construction debt and establish an endowment. These campaigns struggled and were ultimately unsuccessful due to world wars and economic crisis. In 1975, when Athens State became a part of the Alabama Higher Education System, all gifted assets accumulated over the years were sold to pay off debt, and the physical assets were transferred to the state. As a result of these changes, efforts to endow the University had to restart where they began in 1914.

On August 5, 2017, we launched the silent phase of a capital campaign that will conclude on August 6, 2022. Our goal is to raise $20 million, much of which will be used to endow scholarships and infrastructure. Ensuring that the University has secured funds which generate income will provide the cornerstone upon which the foundation for our future will be built. A firm foundation will help us support our commitment to students as we enter our third century as an institution of higher learning.

We invite you to become a part of “Athens Forever” and help us build this foundation.

CAMPAIGN PRIORITIES

GOAL: $9,500,000

GOAL: $6,000,000

GOAL: $4,500,000

ADDITIONAL GIVING

TOTAL CAMPAIGN GOAL:
$20,000,000

OUR PROGRESS AS OF APRIL 30, 2019

$7,501,899
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THE NUMBERS

To reach our goal, we will need more than 5,000 individual donors. The pyramid shown provides a number of giving levels. Gifts of as little as $1 and more than $1,000,000 are necessary to make the campaign successful. Our goal is for you to find a cause that matches your individual interests with a monetary gift. Commitments may be made over a period of five years and can be either current or deferred.

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LATEST NEWS

UPCOMING EVENTS

  1. My Studio Exhibit ACA

    “My Studio” Zeuxis – An Association of Still Life Painters

    August 15 @ 8:00 am - October 25 @ 5:00 pm
  2. Helen Keller Art Show of Alabama at Alabama Center for the Arts

    Helen Keller Art Show of Alabama

    September 9 @ 8:00 am - October 23 @ 5:00 pm
  3. Comedy of Errors – Alabama Center for the Arts

    November 14 @ 8:00 am - November 16 @ 5:00 pm