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In June 2019, Dominican University completed its most recent comprehensive capital campaign, Powerful Promise, which raised more than $76 million. Exceeding its $65 million goal, Powerful Promise was the largest fundraising campaign in Dominican’s 119-year history. It built on the success of two earlier campaigns over the last two decades. Altogether, the institution has raised more than $150 million in philanthropic support since 1997 when Rosary College became Dominican University. The signature, transformative elements of Powerful Promise included:

  • Creation of the Borra College of Health Sciences
  • Dramatically increased funding for student scholarships
  • Expansion of the faculty and of high impact opportunities for students
  • Prestigious new accreditations, including by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
  • Completion of state-of-the art simulation labs and other health-care education facilities in Parmer Hall
  • Establishment of the Division of Student Success and Engagement, enhanced by renovations to Mazzuchelli Hall
  • Two new endowed chairs in the Brennan School of Business: The Norman and Ruth Carroll Endowed Chair in Business Ethics and Economics, and The John and Jeanne Rowe Distinguished Professorship
  • Construction of the new Learning Commons, home to the WeatherTech Innovation lab, collaboration and study spaces, and student support services
  • Renovation of the Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes and creation of a meditative labyrinth on the west campus