Philadelphia, PA – Moore announces the launch of ImagineMoore: The Campaign for Moore College of Art & Design, with a commitment to raise $15 million to strengthen the College’s position as one of the country’s best art and design schools.
Jumpstart the Campaign – the kickoff of the public phase of the campaign – will include a celebratory toast, live jazz and Fashion Design students modeling their designed accessories on Tuesday, October 3 at 5:30 pm prior to Moore’s Jumpstart Fashion Show 2017 “Parkway 100” at 7:00 pm. A tour of newly renovated and named spaces will also highlight the evening. The ImagineMoore Campaign’s central goal is to raise more than $10 million in new funding to build a more sustainable future for scholarship funding. It will also increase the College’s resources:
- To guarantee Moore can admit and graduate the most talented students, regardless of any family’s ability to pay ($10.5 million).
- To create and renovate campus spaces that foster a sense of community ($3.5 million).
- To support faculty hiring and retention and to provide leadership training, career services and ambitious internship opportunities for students ($1 million).
“Through early and generous gifts from a number of leadership donors, we have already raised $9.3 million, which is 62 percent of our goal,” said President Cecelia Fitzgibbon. “These donors understand the struggle of our students, all of whom are supported by scholarships.”
Leaders to be recognized at Jumpstart the Campaign on October 3 include: Marta and Robert Adelson, Andrea M. Baldeck M.D., Janice and Arthur Block, Carol Rohrbach Durham '65 and John Durham, Penny and Bob Fox, Frances R. Graham '66 and William A. Graham, Elizabeth Kapnek Grenald, Meg and Craig Johnson, Sueyun P. and Gene Locks, Julia Patterson '65 and Tim Patterson, Joan N. Stern, Jane Walentas '66 and David Walentas, and Penelope P. Wilson. Many donors have elected to name endowed scholarships, creating personal legacies that will educate art and design students for generations to come and launch many brilliant careers.
Several donors have taken the opportunity to have spaces named for loved ones, including Graham Auditorium, the Margaret Minik Writers Studio, Jane’s Corner and the Miriam L. Gafni Memorial Conference Room. Although construction of Moore’s Campus Commons – including the new contemporary redesigned Dining Hall – is complete, significant naming opportunities for donors remain.
Campaign Chair Frances Graham ’66, who also serves as Moore’s chair of the Board of Trustees, praised the leadership donors for their support in launching this important effort, and is encouraging Moore alumni to get involved.
“Having gone to Moore and seeing what it does for your life and how much you get from the experience – the support of faculty, staff and students – I’m hoping that everyone will take part and feel a part of it,” she said.