University of Mary Hardin-Baylor

ARCHIVE: University Sets Goal of $60 Million for Momentum Campaign

May 4, 2012
Momentum: The Campaign for Mary Hardin-Baylor
Momentum: The Campaign for Mary Hardin-Baylor

Belton, Texas--The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor announced today the launch of Momentum: The Campaign for Mary Hardin-Baylor.  The goal of the comprehensive fundraising campaign is to raise $60 million for scholarships, programs, endowment, and Campus Master Plan projects that will enhance UMHB’s effectiveness as a center for Christian higher education.

“The last ten years has been a time of remarkable progress at UMHB,” said Dr. Randy O’Rear, university president.  “Capitalizing on record enrollments, growth and expansion of our academic programs, and tremendous success in athletics, the time is right to build on our momentum and move our university to a higher level of excellence.  With the unanimous approval of our Board of Trustees and record levels of giving, we are moving forward with a plan that will help us be a university where students experience the integration of faith and learning in bold new ways.  We are excited about what is happening at UMHB, and we invite our friends and alumni to be part of the momentum!” 

The Momentum campaign is the largest in the university’s 167-year history.  In addition to providing support for scholarships, programs, and growing the endowment, the campaign will generate funds for construction of a center for the visual arts, a nursing education center, a new student union building, a football stadium, and a performing arts center.  The new facilities have been selected to enhance student life and support growth in UMHB’s academic programs.

Nearly $35 million in lead gifts have already been pledged for this landmark campaign.  “Friends have been quick to step forward, offering important leadership gifts for this campaign,” O’Rear said.  “One by one, they have added to the momentum, moving us ever closer to our vision of being the university of choice for Christian higher education in the Southwest.”

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