When we launched our capital campaign, Expanding the World of Opportunity: The Campaign for Bryant’s Bold Future, we had ambitious goals and the conviction that this historic campaign would be the catalyst to take Bryant to the next level of excellence.
We shared a vision that the capital campaign would inspire record levels of support and provide extraordinary resources that allowed us to redefine Bryant’s future and set a new pace for others to follow.
Through the generosity and hard work of so many in the Bryant family, we were able to reach our original goal of raising $75 million, and we challenged ourselves to do more, setting a new and even more ambitious goal of $100 million. I am proud to report that our capital campaign has now surpassed $100 million.
Across the board, you see results of this campaign in action.The impact of $20 million in new scholarship resources has been tremendous for Bryant students. Significant funding for our nationally recognized academic programs has reaffirmed our commitment to ever greater academic excellence. The campaign has allowed us to enrich student life and add 217,000 square feet of award-winning new facilities including the Quinlan/Brown Academic Innovation Center, the David M. ’85 and Terry Beirne Stadium Complex and its Bulldog Strength and Conditioning Center, Conaty Park, and the Conaty Indoor Athletic Center.
We will celebrate the capital campaign’s successful conclusion during Reunion@Homecoming weekend, September 27-28, 2019. I hope you will make plans now to visit us on campus for this landmark occasion, and, even more importantly, I hope you will participate in helping us to finish this campaign at the very highest levels we know we can reach. Whether you may not yet have given, or you have participated but can stretch to give more, now is the time to take an active role to ensure that Bryant University takes its rightful place among the great academic institutions of this country.
Ronald K. Machtley