C A M P A I G N F O R W E L
L N E S S C E N T E R
O F F I C I A L L Y L A U N C H E D A T
P R E S I D E N T ' S C I R C L
E D I N N E R
NEW ROCHELLE, NY,
September 22, 2005 - CNR President Stephen Sweeny officially
kicked off the public phase of the capital campaign for the new
Wellness Center, during a gala celebration attended by over 200
alumnae/i and friends who have generously supported the College.
“With this campaign, CNR
moves boldly into its next century of service to students,” said Dr.
Sweeny. “Our goals for this campaign reflect the College’s philosophy
of the liberal arts ideal, dating back to Plato, in educating the whole
person – mind, body, and spirit.”
With a goal of $50 million, the
campaign will both fund the state-of-the art Wellness Center
– the first new building on campus in four decades – and provide
significant support of daily operating expenses through the Annual Fund
and a strengthened endowment.
“This is a moment of confidence
for the College as we commit to this unprecedented investment in the
future of this institution,” continued Dr. Sweeny.
And the investment appeared to
be already well underway with the announcement moments later by
Campaign Chair Christine LaSala SAS’72 that to date, the College had
raised $33.5 million -- more than two-thirds of the goal.
Stephen Sweeny (left) poses
with Campaign Chair Christine LaSala SAS'72 and Board of Trustees Chair
Michael Ambler before a rendering of the new Wellness Center.
During the dinner, special recognition was given to four
longstanding President's Circle members (pictured from left): Ginny
Hartcorn Fortney ’40, Marguerite Sisca Riposanu ’40, Rosemary Gerard
Klemann ’39, and Alice Duffy Gillespie ’37
Attending were Agnes Claire Reithebuch ’51, Isabel Reithebuch ’46, Peg
Casey ’60, Eileen McEntegart ’51, and Mary McEntegart Welch ’49.
Also present were Dennis Kenny, Judith Kenny SNR'82 and Rev. Bernard
McMahon, Associate Professor Emeritus of English.
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For more about the Wellness Center and the
Campaign for The College of New Rochelle CLICK HERE