Anonymous donors issue fundraising challenge

Posted March 08, 2011

A pair of anonymous donors issuing a combined $3 million challenge grant could push fundraising for the Royce and Pam Money Student Recreation and Wellness Center well past the $17 million mark.

The gifts will match on a 1-to-1 basis all gifts made to the facility before June 30.

If fully matched, the gifts in combination with those they match would bring the fundraising total for the building to $17,563,628.58. Construction on the $21 million center is scheduled to be completed early this fall.

"This is a tremendous step in our final push to raise the funds for this state-of-the-art center," said Phil Boone, vice president for Advancement. "Not only will those who give double the effects of their gifts, but they will be giving in honor of a tremendous couple and in support of our exceptional students, who will benefit immensely from this wonderful building."

The 113,000-square-foot facility, named in honor of beloved former president Dr. Royce Money and his wife, Pam, is an expansion and renovation of the Gibson Health and Physical Education Center, which was built in 1968. The Student Recreation and Wellness Center, which was designed with significant student input, will feature cutting-edge technology and equipment, an elevated jogging track, a new pool, and numerous other amenities. It will also house the Medical and Counseling Clinic for Care, in an effort to draw all aspects of students' well-being together under one roof.

To be part of this fundraising challenge, give a gift online.

For more information and updates on the center's progress, visit the Student Recreation and Wellness Center's blog at