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Roberts, Northeastern raise $44 million


Roberts Wesleyan College and Northeastern Seminary have raised  $44 million in funding from more than 3,200 donors—surpassing their campaign goal of $42 million, officials announced Monday.

The funding is the largest amount raised in both institutions’ histories, officials said. The campaign was called Legacy 150 and was started in 2012.

The funds will be used for scholarships, a new science and nursing center, renovation of an adjoining science center and growth of both schools’ endowments.  The Crothers Science & Nursing Center was given an anonymous gift of $3.5 million.

Scholarship support increased by over $6 million for the college and by over $1.7 million for the seminary in the past five years, officials said.

The campaign’s co-chairs were the late Norman Leenhouts and 1979 Roberts Wesleyan graduate Debbie Schmidt.

“The campaign was launched with a focus on strengthening our institutions’ foundations through increased scholarship support for students, strategic investment in our science and nursing academic programs, program support for the seminary and capital improvements on our campus,” said Deana Porterfield, president, in a statement. “It is very gratifying to have achieved these objectives while exceeding our campaign goal. The success of the campaign is a tremendous accomplishment and would not have been possible without the leadership of our trustees, administrators and many others throughout our community who generously provided their support.”

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