Capital Projects

Providing students with spaces to be active and healthy, build relationships, engage in leadership activities, and learn with the best tools alongside dedicated faculty mentors.

Students continue to be drawn to our Be Known promise in record numbers. George Fox University’s enrollment has grown 254 percent since 1990. With this growth, our physical space must continue to meet high standards for learning and engagement opportunities.

Student Activity Center

The highest priority of the Promise Campaign is building a Student Activity Center where students can gather to interact, exercise, and participate in clubs and student government.

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Why a New Student Activity Center?

  • Wheeler Sports Center Space is Running Out: With enrollment growth and the addition of football and women’s lacrosse in 2014, Wheeler is crowded. Intramural events are often scheduled as late as 11 p.m.!

  • Student Clubs Double: Since 2012, we have grown from 18 student organizations to 40. Current student leadership space is not equipped to handle this volume.

  • Social Activities Venues: We’ve outgrown appropriate venues for activities like dances and concerts.

  • Proactive Health Programming: The center will provide space for proactive programming around health and wellness as a major initiative.

Activity Center Details:

  • Pending successful fundraising, a fall 2018 opening is possible.

  • A 40,000-square-foot building on the east side of campus.

  • Will include three basketball/volleyball courts, student leadership and club space, a fitness center, a rock-climbing wall, two yoga/dance/aerobics studios and a student lounge.

Brad Lau

“This new facility will greatly enrich the student experience, enhancing our support of intramurals, expanding the dedicated space for student government and clubs, and providing a centralized venue for activities such as dances and concerts.”

– Brad Lau, Vice President of Student Life

With your help, we will encourage our students’ personal growth and equip them for impactful futures.

Fundraising Goal: $4 million

Engineering Innovation Center

Since the engineering program launched in 2002, the department has grown tenfold. To accommodate this exciting growth, we have remodeled the former Klages Dining Room into a collaborative design center or "Collaboratory."

Center for Engineering Design & Innovation

Engineering Innovation Center Details:

  • Provides 15,000 additional square feet of space to our engineers, including a 6,000-square-foot configurable “maker space.”

  • Machine and woodworking shop, manufacturing and prototyping lab, design rooms, an environmental lab, geotechnical transportation space, and tool room.

  • Includes open space where students from other majors can participate in design projects and be inspired by each other’s creations.

  • Lab opened in the fall of 2016 but new equipment will be purchased as funds become available.

Your gift will enable more students to develop into humanitarian inventors and forward-thinking engineers.

Fundraising Goal: $1 million

Baseball and Softball

Our strong baseball tradition includes a 2004 NCAA Division III national championship, and Bruins softball capped a steady climb through the Northwest Conference with their first-ever trip to NCAA postseason play in 2016. We are making investments in these facilities to ensure that these programs will continue to excel in the future.

Baseball and Softball Details:

  • Provides new backstops, dugouts, bullpens for each facility to meet the needs of these growing programs.

  • Installs artificial turf surfaces to mitigate the weather challenges of practicing and playing in the Pacific Northwest.

  • Creates new and expanded seating areas to enhance the fan experience.

Your contribution will ensure excellent facilities for the "team to beat" in Division III college baseball and softball.

Fundraising Goal: $1.2 million

Baseball

Student Fund

Enabling affordability and life-changing opportunities

The Student Fund makes a tremendous difference for students, many of whom could not attend George Fox University without your help.

Why give to the Student Fund?

  • Tuition covers only a portion of our students’ costs. Your gifts bridge the gap.

  • Annual contributions convey value to other donors, foundations and colleges.

  • The Student Fund provides scholarships, spiritual formation, technology upgrades, academic programs and student services.

100%

Incoming students received merit- and need-based scholarships in the last 3 years

$31M

Amount of aid awarded in 2016-17

Student Fund

With your help, George Fox will continue to develop Christian leaders for the next 125 years.

Fundraising Goal: $1 million

Micah Scott

“I am a homeless student attending a private Christian university. I was told many times I would not be able to attend this school, but God has provided through generous people, and I have been blessed with a very loving and helpful financial aid counselor.”

– Micah Scott, Christian Ministries Major, ’18

Endowment

Endowment

Ensuring George Fox University’s long-term health

If you care passionately about the university and are dedicated to sustaining its mission indefinitely, establishing an endowment fund provides a lasting investment.

Why give to the Endowment?

  • When you create an endowment, your invested funds generate income that benefits the university and its students not only during your lifetime, but also for future generations.

  • A strong endowment strengthens the university by providing scholarship funds, enhancing our ability to recruit world-class faculty, and enriching programs and curriculum.

With your help, George Fox will continue to develop Christian leaders for the next 125 years.

Fundraising Goal: $3 million

The reach and influence of George Fox has grown rapidly in recent years,

yet contributions toward our endowment have not kept pace.

NACCAP School Endowment Endowment per student
Wheaton College $196,000,000 $122,000
Linfield $103,500,000 $61,497
Westmont College $84,400,000 $56,358
Whitworth University $98,900,000 $41,388
University of Portland $140,200,000 $34,350
Biola University $105,400,000 $20,107
Seattle Pacific University $87,800,000 $17,255
Northwest Nazarene Univ. $21,073,000 $15,128
George Fox University $20,894,426 $8,006
Azusa Pacific University $58,943,568 $5,733
Corban University $3,000,000 $2,221

“With your support you are assuring the next generation that you see something that is worth believing in; sometimes all we need is somebody to say ‘I believe in you,’ and the rest is history.”

– Chandler Brutscher, Studio Arts and Spanish Major, ’16

Chandler Brutscher

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