CBU Launches $70 Million Capital Campaign

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Representatives of Christian Brothers University announced the public launch of a $70 million capital campaign on June 23 in Spain Auditorium. “Faith in Progress: The Campaign for Advancing Education” now stands as the largest campaign in the history of Memphis’ oldest university. To date, over $30 million of the campaign goal has been secured. The endeavor reflects the University’s vision for the future through elevated programming, improved facilities, an increased endowment, and more powerful outreach.

“At CBU, we teach daily to ‘enter to learn and leave to serve,’” said Dr. John Smarrelli, the first layman to serve as president of Christian Brothers University. “Through this campaign, we can deliver more opportunities to our students and the greater community.”

Capital improvements include the Student and Community Life Center, which will welcome students, alumni, and the Memphis community through the Central Avenue entrance of campus. Construction of the Rosa Deal School of Arts (pictured above), enabled by a legacy gift from CBU’s first female faculty member, breaks ground this summer following reclamation efforts of the School of Arts’ previous location, Kenrick Hall. Over 20 program enhancements combine CBU’s heritage of rigorous and relevant education with the Mid-South’s resources and opportunities.

For more information regarding programs, renderings, and the campaign as a whole, visit cbu.edu/faithinprogress.