February Campaign Email

ivany2013Dear UST Family: In the past months, our team and many energetic volunteer leaders have worked diligently to advance UST’s Faith in Our Future campaign, and I’m excited to share our progress. The Faith in Our Future campaign is now comprehensive, which means that it includes capital projects as well as other needs. To date, $60.4 million has been raised in support of the campaign's central priorities: Health & Science, Student Success and Creative Community. These initiatives focus primarily on enhancing our campus and increasing scholarships and program support to further enhance UST's academic excellence. The campaign's highest and most urgent priority is the addition of a state-of-the-art Center for Science and Health Professions (CSHP) to house our highly regarded STEM programs, including our reopened School of Nursing. This new facility is absolutely essential in meeting the mounting need for STEM courses and labs — and many generous benefactors are stepping forward to give. I'm thrilled to report that we were recently blessed with a leadership-level gift from the Lyons Foundation in support of the CSHP — the largest in that organization's history. We are deeply appreciative of their generosity and belief in our mission. Read more about the Lyons gift... We have also expanded our campaign committee to welcome more volunteer participation. It is a great honor to have David Harvey as Campaign Chair. David is a longtime UST supporter and an exceptional business and community leader. Read more about David... These are exciting times at UST, and I look forward to updating you on our progress again soon. Meanwhile, I encourage you to contact us at campaign@stthom.edu if you have feedback or questions. Thank you again for your tremendous generosity and for your ongoing support and advocacy on behalf of the University of St. Thomas. You make the difference! Dr. Robert Ivany President