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About the Campaign: $150 Million

Campaign goal of $150 Million
  • Calvin’s dedication to academic rigor, innovative scholarship, spiritual development and physical well being garners attention at a national level.

  • “A college that encourages character development”
    The Templeton Guide

  • “Among the country’s best 366 colleges”
    The Princeton Review

  • “One of the country’s top evangelical colleges”
    The Fiske Guide to Colleges

  • “Equips students to serve effectively
    in contemporary society”
    Guide to the 331 Most Interesting Colleges

Building Endowment

Scholarships and Financial Aid$22 Million

Calvin is committed to maintaining its national status as one of the best buys in higher education, and tuition is consistently below that of nearly all peer institutions. However, for many Calvin students, tuition remains a challenge. Building endowment for scholarships and financial aid will help the college provide need- and merit-based assistance for all students. Vision & Priorities»

Faculty Research, Centers and Institutes $22 Million

Calvin faculty are the heart of the college. To retain exceptional teacher-scholars and to attract new talent, Calvin must create sufficient endowment for faculty research, centers and institutes. Vision & Priorities»

Campus Maintenance $20 Million

Today, when Calvin builds a new facility, an endowment for maintenance is included in the building cost. Endowing campus maintenance is essential for new construction and existing facilities. Vision & Priorities»

Improving Facilities

Fieldhouse Complex$49.5 Million

The Spoelhof Fieldhouse Complex takes a holistic approach to health and fitness, offering a new arena, natatorium and track and tennis facility, as well as health services and performance labs. Vision & Priorities»

Campus Commons$25 Million

The new Commons will provide increased dining space and crucial meeting space for student organizations. It will serve as the heart of the campus community — a place where the vital conversations begun in the classroom can continue. Vision & Priorities»

Covenant Fine Arts Center $7 Million

The renovated Covenant Fine Arts Center, always a jewel of a performance venue, will provide much-needed practice rooms and rehearsal space for more than 500 students (most of whom are not music majors) who perform in Calvin’s band, orchestra, chamber groups, ensembles and choirs. Vision & Priorities»

Interpretive Center $1.5 Million

The Vincent and Helen Bunker Interpretive Center, completed in 2004, serves as an anchor for Calvin’s 90-acre Ecosystem Preserve. It allows the college to expand educational programming to the greater Grand Rapids community. Vision & Priorities»

Equipment and Technology $3 Million

One portion of the endowment will be used to purchase radio, television and film equipment for the DeVos Communication Center, completed in 2002 and home to Calvin’s communication arts and sciences and political science departments. Vision & Priorities»