Hartwick College breaks fundraising record

DENISE RICHARDSON | The Daily StarAramark employee Scott Archibald of Laurens works on a flower bed at Hartwick College in Oneonta on Thursday. 

Hartwick College has broken a fundraising record with its latest campaign, bringing in $34.7 million to exceed its $32 million goal, the college announced Thursday. 

“We achieved our goal of improving the student experience to an even greater degree than we originally thought possible,” President Margaret L. Drugovich said in a media release. “Because of the generosity of so many, Hartwick College is a stronger, more competitive, more supportive, more welcoming, and more accessible place for students to discover the wonder of their future.”

The campaign was supported by more than 9,000 donors. Funds raised are earmarked for specific initiatives, including increasing scholarship support and off-campus experiential learning opportunities; capital projects; annual giving; and "opportunity funds to advance special living and learning experiences," the release said. Eighty-seven new funds were created through the campaign. 

Previous capital gifts have funded projects such as the William V. Campbell H’10 Fitness Center; the renovation of the Stack Lounge in Dewar Hall; renovated men’s and women’s locker and team rooms in Binder Physical Education Center; improvements to Moyer Pool area to create the Sally Griffiths Herbert ’88 Aquatic Center; enhancements to Anderson Center for the Arts’ performance and studio art spaces; and upgrades to residential space and Challenge Education equipment at the Pine Lake Environmental Campus. 

New students will begin arriving on campus in late August. Classes will begin for the fall semester on Aug. 29. 

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