Asbury University Launches Historic, $62-million Campaign

Asbury University Launches Historic, $62-million Campaign

Asbury University has launched a historic $62-million capital campaign for scholarships, faculty development and facility improvement.

The four-year campaign, titled “Ignited,” is the most comprehensive capital campaign in Asbury’s history.

Asbury President Sandra Gray announced the campaign at a reunion ceremony Saturday, June 25 at Asbury.

The campaign has already been through a quiet phase under the direction of a steering committee led by alumni Greg Isaacs (’83) and Walt (’63) and Rowena (’63) Shaw. To date, campaign commitments total $39,451,551, 63.6% of the $62-million goal.

“An Asbury education speaks volumes into the current culture,” Isaacs said, “and Ignited furthers our mission of graduating students equipped to make an impact through academic excellence and spiritual vitality.”

A group of Asbury alumni, led by Jeff Stryker ’87, is spearheading an effort to raise $2.5 million to secure the naming of the atrium in Asbury’s planned Collaborative Learning Center (CLC) in honor of former Asbury Professor Don Winslow ’65.

Supporting the naming effort, an Asbury alumnus and his wife have offered $500,000 as a challenge grant that will add 25% to every dollar pledged to the effort.

Another effort, led by The Salvation Army, hopes to raise $3 million to name the revitalized Student Center (a $5 million project) in honor of General Paul Rader ’56 (Ret.) and Commissioner Kay Fuller ’57 Rader. In addition to the Raders’ service as the worldwide leaders of The Salvation Army, Paul Rader served as President of Asbury University from 2000-07.

Former Asbury faculty members Alan ’60 (psychology) and Yvonne Cochran ’58 Moulton (English) will also be honored by a $2.5 million initiative. One portion will go to name an entryway of the Student Center in their honor, creating an area at the juncture of the Student Center and Reasoner Green that will be known as Moulton Commons. Another portion of the funds will fall under student scholarships, creating the Al and Yvonne Moulton Endowed Scholarship Fund for psychology majors.