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journey to 2030

Driven by innovation, quality and swift acts of courage, our Journey to 2030 will help to secure a better future for our university and our students. In the spirit of boldness, we are setting forth on a path to raise $350 million by 2025 and $500 million by 2030.

This funding is imperative in continuing the exponential growth of the University and setting our students on the pathway to achieving their dreams academically, professionally, and personally.

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In staying true to being good stewards of the resources shared with the university, funds raised for this campaign will be aligned with our funding pillars and other supporting initiatives that will secure financial support for: 1) Endowment growth for student scholarships; faculty positions; and program excellence; 2) Facilities related to fulfilling our mission; 3) Strategic programming to better serve students, the professions, and excellence in learning.

Learn more about these giving options below.

Journey to 2030

Marian University’s Journey to 2030 is driven by innovation, quality, and swift acts of courage to forge an even bolder future. As a Catholic university in a great American city, we seek gifts from individuals in our community who share a passion for improving the lives of our students, and the professions critical to human flourishing, and the common good. We are inviting other leaders to prayerfully reflect on how they will engage in the Journey to 2030. Please commit to joining our Journey to 2030.

GOAL TO DATE: $242 million | 69% TO 2025 GOAL ($350 million) | 49% TO 2030 GOAL ($500 million)

Scholarships and Programs Advancing Access and Success

Growing endowed scholarships, positions, and programs will ensure that Marian University remains accessible and sustainable well into the future. Your gift will help advance academic excellence through engaged student learning and by integrating curricular and co-curricular learning to realize the Marian University Promise and achieve goals of our supporting the growing need for leaders who are well-educated, experienced, and trustworthy.

GOAL TO DATE: $123 million
82% TO 2025 GOAL ($150 million)
49% TO 2030 GOAL ($250 million)

E. S. Witchger School of Engineering

Opened in the Fall of 2022, the E. S. Witchger School of Engineering has moved Marian University forward, expanding its vision as a Catholic university to offer Bachelor of Engineering degrees that are rooted in the liberal arts tradition, and to graduate a diverse pipeline of talented leaders. Fulfilling our Marian University Promise, engineering graduates will receive a rigorous, personalized education that prepares them for successful and productive careers.

GOAL TO DATE: $33 million
51% TO 2025 GOAL ($65 million)
42% TO 2030 GOAL ($80 million)

Fred S. Klipsch Educators College

Marian University is a national leader in attracting and developing talent to support, accelerate, and invest in vibrant schools. And, we are committed to providing access and success for all Fred S. Klipsch Educators College students, including first-generation and minority individuals. In keeping with Marian’s commitment to endowed scholarships, one goal is to have a permanent endowment that funds scholarships for prospective education majors. Please consider making a financial gift to support this, and other Klipsch Educators College funding priorities.

GOAL TO DATE: $74 million
74% TO 2025 GOAL ($100 million)
59% TO 2030 GOAL ($125 million)

Mission & Identity

Marian University will be a national leader in recruiting, educating, and forming ethical leaders who integrate faith in service to the Church and lifelong service to their faith communities, families, businesses and the towns, cities, states, and countries in which they live, pray, work, and play. Your gift supports the journeys of all students, by significantly increasing their participation in Marian’s faith community through service, prayer, and worship, through campus ministry and theological exploration.

GOAL TO DATE: $11 million
34% TO 2025 GOAL ($35 million)
26% TO 2030 GOAL ($45 million)

Other Giving Options

Like you, we share a passion for improving the lives of students. In fact, our Marian Promise is our commitment to every student at Marian University. Their success as leaders is critical to human flourishing, and the common good. We invite you to share this passion by making a financial gift, a multi-year pledge, or a deferred gift by prayerfully reflecting and advancing our efforts to fulfill our commitment to all Marian University graduates.

Progress to our 2025 Goal: $350 Million

Progress to our 2030 Goal: $500 Million

Scholarships and Programs Advancing Access and Success

E. S. Witchger School of Engineering

Fred S. Klipsch Educators College

Mission & Identity

Making a Difference Beyond the Degree

Our Mission
To be a great Catholic university dedicated to providing students with excellent teaching and learning in the Franciscan and liberal arts tradition.

Our Vision
To provide an education distinguished in its ability to prepare transformative leaders for service to the world.

Our Promise
Marian University students will be exceptionally well prepared for a good life and professional pursuits through:

  • An education illumined by the light of faith and grounded in values and ethics;
  • Challenging academic programs supported by a vibrant and caring community that guides students in achieving excellence;
  • Innovative, active, and engaged approach to learning on campus and beyond, and;
  • Leadership education that prepares a Trustworthy, Healthy, Inquisitive, and Skilled leader.

How can you help?

Marian University’s Journey 2030 will be driven by innovation, quality, and swift acts of courage to forge an even bolder future. As a Catholic university in a great American city, Marian University seeks investors who share a passion for improving the lives of our students, critical to human flourishing, and the common good. We are inviting other leaders to prayerfully reflect on how they will engage in the Journey to 2030.

Leading the Way

Over the last two decades, under the leadership of President Daniel J. Elsener, Marian University grew from a financially distressed college with 1,000 students to a thriving university serving of more than 4,000 total students across two campuses and online. Our commitment to innovation and transformational leadership has caught the attention of investors for years, and the Journey to 2030 campaign is one of the ways we are actively responding to the call for our university to expand our impact and reach.

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Our Strategic Pillars

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Student Access & Success

Attract, retain, graduate, and professionally place diverse students, including under-served students, economically challenged students, non-traditional urban and rural students, and adults 

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Faith in Action

Be a national leader in recruiting, educating, and forming ethical leaders who integrate faith in lifelong service to their religious, professional, and civic communities

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Excellence in STEHM Education Illuminated by Liberal Arts

Through a creative integration of the liberal arts curriculum with science, technology, engineering, health professions, and mathematics (STEHM), Marian graduates will achieve distinction in STEHM disciplines and all graduates will be scientifically and technically competent

Journey to 2030 Leadership Team

Co-chairs

  • Phil ’81 and Teri ’80 Carson
  • Mike and Bea Becher

Committee Members

  • Dan and Erin Baker
  • Clark and Sally Bindley Millman
  • Scott ’96 and Carrie Bruns
  • Adam ’08 and Julia Ehret
  • Daniel and Beth Elsener
  • Denise Feser ’77
  • David B. Haire ’71
  • Sarah and Greg Hempstead
  • Jerry and Peggy Jones
  • Chris and Julie LaMothe
  • Toby and Carolyn McClamroch
  • Mike and Debbie Rechin
  • John and Jane Smith
  • Denny and Cathy Sponsel
  • Bill and Roberta Witchger
  • Jean Wojtowicz and John von Arx III

 

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