Thanks to You, the Promise Campaign was a Success: Your Gifts Exceeded Our Goal!

Oct. 13, 2017

To celebrate our 125th anniversary last year, we launched a campaign – inviting the partnership of people like you, who believe in the mission of George Fox University and the students we serve. 

The Promise Campaign was designed to honor our strong, Christ-centered foundation and ensure that future generations can experience our Be Known promise. 

The campaign goal was to raise $10.2 million in one year to benefit students in three vital areas: 

  • Campus improvements, centered on a new student activity center to adapt to our rapid enrollment growth 
  • Improved affordability through Student Fund enabled scholarships 
  • A stronger endowment to bolster the university's long-term health 

Thanks to the generosity of 2,800 supporters, our alumni, faculty, staff, trustees and friends, the Promise Campaign was a success.

Together, we raised nearly $14 million in our anniversary year. You contributed: 

  • $4.4 million toward capital projects
  • $790,000 to the Student Fund 
  • $6.7 million to the endowment 
  • $2 million for other projects

Of the 5,225 gifts, we received: 

  • Three commitments of $1 million or more 
  • 26 commitments of $100,000 or more 
  • $2.1 million as our largest cash gift 

The Promise Campaign ended this summer, but the impact of your gifts can already be seen on campus. 

In August, we broke ground on the new student activity center. This beautiful 40,000-square-foot facility will enhance intramural sports and fitness programming, expand dedicated space for student government and clubs, and provide a centralized venue for events and concerts. 

We also are adding equipment to the Engineering Innovation Center, and enhancing our baseball and softball facilities. 

And, this fall, nearly 2,500 students received more than $34 million in George Fox-funded scholarships and grants. 

All of this would not be possible without your help. Thank you for making the Promise Campaign a success, ensuring that future students can study, grow and flourish in a Christ-centered university where they are known.

Be Known for the difference you make.