Drew Magazine Winter 2017
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Add ‘Em Up
By the time the One And All campaign closed on June 30, the most ambitious fundraising effort in Drew’s history had exceeded its $80 million goal. The final tally—$85.4 million—is proof enough of the campaign’s success. But equally impressive is the number of unique donors—14,001 to be exact—whose generous contributions will benefit students and faculty in all three schools for generations to come.
About those numbers: Thanks to One And All, Drew created 38 scholarships, 16 student research fellowships, 12 internship funds, three faculty fellowships and one junior professorship. More than $8 million was raised for the long-overdue renovation of the University Center, including a lead gift of $3 million, the largest commitment by a College of Liberal Arts graduate in Drew’s history.
In addition, during the campaign Drew received $12.6 million in federal and state government grants, including $7.8 million from the State of New Jersey to help finance the renovation and expansion of the Hall of Sciences. These numbers bring the total received in public and private support to $98 million.
We’ve devoted this issue of Drew Magazine to the lasting achievements of the One And All campaign.
A Fellowship of Scholars
A demanding honors program, created by descendants of the Baldwin Brothers during the One And All campaign, has prepared scores of Drew students to pursue postgraduate work at home and abroad, while fostering a sense of community that goes beyond the merely academic.
The average debt incurred by seminary students across the United States is rising dramatically. At Drew’s Theological School, that trend has been tempered by contributions to the One And All campaign.
Three Drew community members conceived and generously supported the launch of a New York semester, which brings students inside the city’s ever-changing worlds of communications and media.
Mead 205 | A Message from the President
“So much of our progress during the past few years would not have been possible without the significantly increased support of our dedicated alumni and friends.”
Into The Forest
A closer look at additional One And All highlights, including a junior professorship, faculty fellowships, class giving, warm-and-fuzzy rugby feelings, the Ehinger Center transformation, Around the Drewniverse and more.
Honor Roll of Donors
With gratitude, Drew University acknowledges the 14,001 individuals who made One And All possible, with gifts ranging from $1, to the average gift of $1,637, to the largest gift of $3.24 million. Thank you.
A Gift of Remembrance
Dorothea Beane C’74 did not enter Drew as an Educational Opportunity Scholar, but when it came time to remember her alma mater in her will, she honored the university’s commitment to a diverse student body with a $150,000 gift.
News from alums of the CLA, Theological School and Caspersen School, and In Memoriam, remembering those who have died.
BackTalk | Wyatt Evans
Associate Professor of History | Convener of the History and Culture Doctoral Programs at the Caspersen School of Graduate Studies