USD Raised $317 Million. And Change.
Leading Change: The Campaign for USD was the University of San Diego’s most ambitious comprehensive campaign, raising more than $317 million for more than 80 programs, projects and initiatives.
The Leading Change Campaign increased financial aid for students, enhanced resources for faculty and program support, expanded and developed instructional, residential, and athletic facilities, and ensured a more robust, sustaining endowment, to serve its students today and for years to come.
The campaign generated nearly $36 million in scholarship funds, establishing 233 new scholarships, 100 of which were for the School of Law. The campaign also made it possible to open the Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering and name the Belanich Engineering Center. Progress was made toward a long-awaited new facility for the School of Business. The Betty and Bob Beyster Institute for Nursing Research, Advanced Practice, and Simulation was constructed. And Fowler Park, a magnificent baseball stadium, as well as the soon-to-be-renovated Skip and Cindy Hogan Tennis Center were also delivered.
USD built a new campus quad, the Paseo de Colachis. It enhanced the effectiveness of the Frances Harpst Center for Catholic Thought and Culture, and catapulted the Karen and Tom Mulvaney Center for Community, Awareness, and Social Action to the forefront of student community service-learning.
Thanks to the campaign, and its 105,023 donors, a new Campus Ministry Center is under construction and the Fletcher Jones Math Lab explores the wonders of mathematics in new ways. Benefactors made possible the new Humanities Center and increased the scope and the reward of USD’s annual international entrepreneurial pitch competition.
The Leading Change Campaign raised the University of San Diego’s profile and reputation, and it became the world-class university it was destined to be.