Surpassing Our Goal

  University of St ThomasDear Members of the University Community, Six years ago, raising $47.3 million to build a new Center for Science and Health Professions at UST seemed an ambitious, far-away goal. Today, thanks to the generosity of hundreds of donors, I am proud to announce that we have surpassed our goal by raising $47. 5 million and are preparing to break ground on the Center’s main building in November! This effort, the highest priority of Faith in Our Future: The Campaign for the University of St. Thomas, will provide ample, modern facilities for UST’s in-demand health and science programs, including the Carol and Odis Peavy School of Nursing and the Department of Biology. Words cannot adequately express my gratitude to the many benefactors who responded with an outpouring of support. Gifts of all sizes have come from an array of sources, including private foundations, corporations, alumni, faculty, staff and many others. These contributions also enabled us to meet a generous $1 million challenge grant awarded by the J.E. and L.E. Mabee Foundation of Tulsa, Oklahoma. In addition to providing monetary support, friends of UST continuously devote their time and effort to the success of this campaign. I extend a personal thanks to Campaign Chairman, David Harvey, the Capital Campaign Committee, and to current and former members of the UST Board of Directors, including Board Chairman, Dr. Bert Edmundson, for their tireless advocacy.  I also commend Cynthia Riley MLA ’90, Vice President for Institutional Advancement, and IA team members—past and present—for their hard work and incredible success in achieving this goal. The campaign continues! We are now focused on raising an additional $8.5 million to outfit the new Center’s Chemistry labs, as well as securing funding for a new Performing Arts Center. The addition of both Centers will greatly enhance our campus footprint, while providing the facilities our students and our community deserve. I ask you to pray for our continued success as we work to take our place among America’s greatest Catholic universities. To learn more, please visit With faith in our future, Robert Ivany President P.S. View this link to see the latest renderings of the new Center!