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Ursuline receives $5 million gift, largest in its history

March 11, 2013



A rendering of the newly proposed Center for the Creative and healing Arts and Sciences by BIALOSKY + PARTNERS ARCHITECTS.

Ursuline recently received a $5 million gift from an anonymous donor – it is the largest single gift in the College’s history. The amount, given in its entirety, helps bring Ursuline closer to reaching its capital campaign $21 million fundraising goal. The public phase of the campaign will begin immediately with the hope of a successful completion by December of this year.

This $5 million gift will be used for the construction the College’s newly proposed Center for the Creative and Healing Arts and Sciences, renovation of existing space and endowment. To date, $15 million dollars has been raised for the capital campaign.

“This is a transformative gift from dear friends of Ursuline College. Their belief in the values, voice and vision of Ursuline will help to enhance the quality of education here for generations to come.” said Ursuline’s President, Sr. Diana Stano, Ph.D.

Their gift will provide the momentum needed to allow Ursuline to continue to educate women and men to become leaders in the greater Cleveland community and beyond, continued Stano.

The Center for the Creative and Healing Arts and Sciences will house the art therapy and counseling department and Graduate Programs in The Breen School of Nursing. The building will feature 28,000 square feet of classroom, lab and conference and meeting space equipped with the latest technologies for Ursuline’s recognized nursing, art therapy and counseling programs. Dollars raised toward the capital campaign also allow Ursuline to renovate science labs in the adjoining building, the Dauby Science Center which has not been updated since the College moved to its Pepper Pike campus in 1966.

A ground breaking ceremony is being planned at which time the College with reveal the name of the new building. 

Cleveland.com reported this story March 10 and it appeared in the Plain Dealer March 11.







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