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PridePassion Promise

PridePassion Promise



“I distinctly remember tears filling my eyes as the celebrant spoke about finding passion and finding God in your profession. Words really couldn’t describe the feeling, but

I felt called to this university.” Mary Beth Vogel ’08


“This community has a spirit

that just draws you in and really nurtures your growth. Scranton has given me an experience I don’t want to let go of; and I am so proud to be a member of this university.” Jackie Newns ’09

“The University of Scranton is the kind of place where if someone trips

everyone stops to help them up again.”

Joe Sorbera

Father of Joseph ’08 and Diana Sorbera ’08

everyone on campus operated as if we were

unique and individual conduits for God’s work on Earth.” Karen L. Pennington, Ph.D. ’76, G’83


welcomed in a different way “At Scranton I was

than I was at other universities.

No matter where we are, there’s always a little bit of Scranton with us.” Chris Molitoris ’08

“This place is happening – and it’s happening now. I want to be a part of it.”

Kip Condron ’70

“The University does not seek simply to educate the next generation of doctors, lawyers and business people, but to form the whole person, making for

compassionate doctors, just lawyers and generous business people.”

compassionate Gene Kane ’54



“While I don’t recall ever hearing the words at the time,



It Shows







The University of Scranton is a singularly impressive institution. I have had the privilege of learning this firsthand since I arrived in 2003, and nothing inspires me more than the care and support that members of the Scranton community show for one another and for the University. In our extraordinary commitment to caring, or what St. Ignatius Loyola called Cura Personalis, Scranton is unlike any other place I have experienced. This distinctness can be captured in three words: pride, passion, promise. In the fall of 2004, we began planning an ambitious campaign with the aim of transforming our campus into a 21st century living and learning environment and of securing our future through greater support for students and faculty. In April of 2008, we publicly launched the Pride, Passion, Promise Campaign, announcing the bold goal of raising $100 million to realize these aspirations.

“In our extraordinary commitment

At that time, I could only hope and dream for the outpouring of support that the University has received thus far. As you will see, this early support has enabled us to meet our original goal, but there is much left to accomplish in support of Scranton’s Catholic and Jesuit mission.

to caring, or what St. Ignatius

So, in the spirit of the Magis, a restless desire for excellence grounded in gratitude for all of God’s blessings on Scranton, our Board of Trustees and Campaign Executive Committee enthusiastically endorsed raising our Campaign goal to $125 million in anticipation of celebrating the University’s 125th anniversary. This decision enables us to enhance our momentum as we invite every one of our alumni, parents and friends to join the most comprehensive fundraising effort since our founding in 1888.

Scranton is unlike any other place

No other college or university can boast of the care and commitment that are characteristic of Scranton. I hope the Pride, Passion, Promise Campaign is an opportunity for all of us to demonstrate what makes Scranton so dear to us. Please join in this important effort so that generations to come can be transformed at Scranton into women and men willing and exceptionally well-prepared to “go and set the world on fire.” God bless you, and God bless The University of Scranton.

Rev. Scott R. Pilarz, S.J.


Loyola called Cura Personalis, I have experienced.” Rev. Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., President



Elements of the Campaign The Pride, Passion, Promise Campaign is the most ambitious and comprehensive fundraising effort that The University of Scranton has undertaken in its 122-year history. With a bold goal to raise $125 million to transform our campus and secure our future, this Campaign will demand the collective efforts of our entire Scranton community: alumni, friends, parents, corporations, foundations, faculty and staff. While donors can direct their giving to those areas that are most meaningful to them, this Campaign will seek to make investments in the following areas:

Transform Our Campus Patrick & Margaret DeNaples Center Christopher & Margaret Condron Hall John & Jacquelyn Dionne Campus Green and Campus Enhancements Unified Science Center

Secure Our Future Scholarship and Academic Endowment Annual Resources

The infinity icon of the Pride, Passion, Promise Campaign is a symbol of the boundless opportunities of a uniquely “Scranton� education. Inspired by the staircase of The Estate, this symbol is a vivid reminder of all that has come before and all that lies ahead.


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Transform Our Campus The Campaign seeks gifts of all sizes in support of these projects. Naming opportunities remain in all of the buildings.




“The DeNaples Center is a dream come true.”

Margaret Condron, Ph.D.

Patrick & Margaret DeNaples Center Since its opening in 2008, The DeNaples Center has transformed campus, serving as a hub of activity for students. Among the building’s features are dining areas, a fireplace lounge, the bookstore, a unique student forum, and the offices of University Ministries and Student Affairs.

Community is at the heart of The University of Scranton, a mutual care and concern that manifests itself across the campus in ways seen and unseen. The campus center is designed to serve and promote a sense of community. The Patrick & Margaret DeNaples Center opened in January of 2008. The DeNaples Center builds on our sense of community through its placement at the crossroads of campus, The Royal Way and The Commons. It opens its doors to our neighbors and the City of Scranton through a grand entrance on Mulberry Street. The four-story, 118,000 sq. ft. building is designed to meet the current and future demands of the campus community.




“Right now, we can only glimpse at what kind of long-lasting effects Condron Hall will have on our campus and our community.”

Will Grogan ’11

Christopher & Margaret Condron Hall In May of 2007, The University of Scranton’s Board of Trustees approved the construction of a 386-bed sophomore residence hall in the 300 block of North Webster Avenue. Together with Gavigan and Redington halls, the building serves as the home for all sophomores, helping to preserve the bonds of class identity that are established in the quads during freshman year. At a formal groundbreaking on September 6, 2007, the University announced that the new building would be named Christopher & Margaret Condron Hall. Dedicated on September 10, 2008, the building transforms the skyline of Scranton and features a classroom, lounges, kitchen areas and the Office of Residence Life.

Left: Rendering of the landscaping plan for Condron Hall including new green spaces and a volleyball court.






“The Dionne Campus Green has transformed the way we look at our campus.”

Joe Quinn ‘10


Campus Beautification


The University is in the midst of a beautification project that will extend The Commons, create an outdoor recreation space and improve Mulberry Street, the gateway to campus.

John & Jacquelyn Dionne Campus Green and Campus Enhancements The Campaign supported the creation of a campus green on the site of the former Gunster Center. The tree-edged green features an amphitheater, a substantial patio for gathering and dining, and a lawn for everything from formal events to frisbee. The 22,000 sq. ft. Dionne Campus Green, dedicated August 8, 2008, transforms the campus and serves as a spectacular campus gateway to the Patrick & Margaret DeNaples Center.

Main Photo Left: The Dionne Campus Green. From top down: The Retreat Center at Chapman Lake, The Alperin Financial Center in Brennan Hall, The Estate, New Home of Admissions, and The Chapel of the Sacred Heart .



The Campaign has supported academics, admissions and campus life. The former Admissions Visitors’ Center was renovated into the Chapel of the Sacred Heart, a place for quiet reflection and daily Mass. The Estate was renovated to serve both as a home for the Admissions Office and a Visitors’ Center. Students enrolled in the Kania School of Management have the opportunity to learn cutting-edge concepts of international finance and trading in the high-tech, simulated trading floor of the Irwin E. Alperin Financial Center. The expansion and renovation of the Retreat Center at Chapman Lake increased capacity for overnight accommodations and added the Blessed Peter Faber, S.J. Chapel.


Unified Science Center


Rendering or the Unified Science Center as seen from the Central Scranton Expressway.

“What we’re trying to do is break out of the traditional walls that keep science separated from everything else.”

George Gomez, Ph.D.

A view from Loyola Hall.

Unified Science Center Student and alumni success, faculty and student research and community outreach characterize the rich legacy of science education at Scranton. The outstanding work of students and faculty has pushed the 50-year-old Loyola Hall of Science and its 20-year-old upgrades to the limits. Scranton needs a facility to match the excellence of the science education that is the source of justifiable pride and for which we are renowned. A unified science center is essential to maintaining the excellent quality of science and pre-medical education at Scranton, major factors that enhance our reputation. Because of the science requirement at Scranton, the science center will serve every student for generations to come. The center will be a new home for research and instruction in the natural sciences, housing the Biology, Chemistry, Computer Sciences, Mathematics and Physics/EE Departments. It will also serve as a At the heart of the building is a three-story atrium.


Fast Facts

22 class and seminar rooms 34 laboratories 80 offices Rooftop greenhouse for research 180-seat lecture hall for symposia and seminars



Designed for Silver LEED certification Multistory atrium Vivarium Numerous faculty/student research and meeting areas

center for collaborative learning for all members of the campus and the community. It is our goal to make science accessible to all. The center incorporates today’s most innovative science-teaching techniques into a dynamic, modern design that includes inviting spaces for student/faculty collaboration, visible glass-walled laboratories and the efficiencies of using shared instrumentation. This center will encourage collaborative learning and promote effective intellectual collisions between and among faculty, students and members of the community.

St. Thomas Hall

Following a groundbreaking in May of 2009, construction began on the 200,000 sq. ft. project adjacent to St. Thomas Hall. The center includes the renovation of two floors of the Harper-McGinnis Wing of St. Thomas Hall. The new construction phase is expected to be completed by the fall of 2011. For more information on the Pride, Passion, Promise Campaign visit:




“Without scholarships I would not have been able to attend The University of Scranton. I’ve been grateful ever since.”

Carl Kuehner ’62

Scholarship and Academic Endowment A critical need for The University of Scranton is to grow our permanent endowment. Remaining true to our roots of offering an excellent, affordable education, Scranton gives more financial aid annually than other Jesuit and competitor institutions with substantially larger endowments. Endowment gifts for scholarships and financial aid will help generations of students to realize their dream of a Scranton education regardless of financial need.

Pride Passion Promise

Secure Our Future

The Campaign seeks gifts of all sizes in support of scholarships, faculty development and annual operating funds.

Scholarship endowment giving options include: • General Scholarship Endowment Fund – Gifts to this fund are contributed to the University’s endowment, allowing your gift of any amount to live on for generations to come. • Individual Scholarship Endowment Fund – Donors can direct gifts of $50,000 or more to start scholarship endowments with individualized criteria. Scholarships enable donors to honor loved ones as they help students pursue their Scranton education.





Endowment gifts can do so much more. Outstanding professors can receive important resources that are made possible through endowed chairs and professorships. Endowment gifts can also support academic and student life programs that enrich the curriculum and campus life. Growing our endowment will strengthen us for the future and help us to maintain our competitive edge as we attract the best and brightest students and faculty. Academic endowment giving options include: • Faculty Chairs & Professorships – These funds are used to attract first-rate faculty to Scranton and to support their continuing efforts to develop as teachers and scholars. The Pride, Passion, Promise Campaign is seeking commitments to establish at least one fully-endowed academic chair in each of the colleges. • Program Endowment – These funds are designated specifically to support curricular and extracurricular programming that enhances the student experience at Scranton. For more information on the Pride, Passion, Promise Campaign visit:


Annual Resources Each year, the University conducts The Royal Fund and the President’s Business Council Annual Award Dinner to generate support for the following priorities: The Royal Fund Aligned with the University’s fiscal year (June 1 – May 31), The Royal Fund supplements Scranton’s annual operating budget to help us address our most compelling needs. In recent years, The Royal Fund has grown, as alumni, parents and friends realize the importance of these funds. Donors can make unrestricted gifts to The Royal Fund, offering the University the ability to apply these resources to areas of greatest need. Donors can also direct their gifts to The Royal Fund to an area of the University that has special interest or meaning to them. Recent gifts to The Royal Fund, for example, have been designated to student financial aid, performance music, athletics, the library, the retreat program, international service


“I’ve been blessed with a wonderful family and career, and I feel a sense of responsibility to recognize the important contribution that The University of Scranton has had in my life.”

Michael T. Brown, M.D. ’82

and many other designations. No matter how large or small the donation, gifts to The Royal Fund bolster the University’s participation rate, which signals strong support from alumni and friends and enhances our reputation. The President’s Business Council Annual Award Dinner Held each October in New York City, the PBC Annual Award Dinner raises money for the University’s Presidential Scholarship Endowment Fund. This fund awards merit-based aid to 10 – 15 of the University’s most academically qualified students in each class. Since its inception in 2002, the PBC Annual Award Dinner has raised more than $8 million in contributions to support this important University initiative. Each year more than 600 alumni, parents, friends, and students gather to celebrate The University of Scranton through this annual fundraising event, making it the marquee event of the year on the University’s fundraising calendar.





Campaign Timeline

The Alperin Financial Center simulates a stock trading floor.

The following is a timeline of major events of the Pride, Passion, Promise Campaign.

The Patrick & Margaret DeNaples Center is the new hub of campus.

The Dionne Campus Green is nearly the size of a football field.

October 2004

February 2008

August 2008

September 2008

Board of Trustees officially

Irwin E. Alperin Financial

John & Jacquelyn

Three spaces in

Center in Brennan Hall

sanctions the Pride, Passion, Promise Campaign.

December 2006


Dionne Campus Green February 2008


Brennan Hall dedicated September 2008

in honor of Jack Sweeney ’61, Harry Rose ’65 and Frank Pearn ’83.

Expansion of the Retreat

Patrick & Margaret

Christopher & Margaret

Center at Chapman Lake

DeNaples Center

Condron Hall dedicated.

completed, and Blessed


Peter Faber, S.J. Chapel dedicated.



May 2006 Kip & Peggy Condron named Campaign National Co-Chairs.

December 2007 Campaign reaches $50 million in gifts and commitments.


April 2008 Pride, Passion, Promise Campaign publicly launched with $100 million goal and $68 million committed at the time of launch.

The Byron Recreation Complex is the setting of a black tie gala launching The Pride, Passion, Promise Campaign.



Current and former members of the Board of Trustees gather for the groundbreaking of the new unified science center.


A new sign graces the Mulberry Street gateway to campus as part of a multifaceted improvement project.

Chapel of the Sacred Heart

January 2009

November 2009

September 2010

October 2011

The Estate becomes

New sign at the corner

Projected announcement

Projected dedication

Admissions Office.

of the establishment of

of Mulberry and

the new home to the August 2009

of the new unified

Jefferson streets

June 2010

Chapel of the Sacred Heart

is completed as the

Projected completion


first phase of the

of The Commons

of the Mulberry Street

Mulberry Street

Extension Project.

Improvement Project.

academic chairs in each

August 2011

of the four colleges.

Projected completion

science center.

Improvement Project.

Campaign Goal $125,000,000 $100,000,000

February 2009 The James P. Sweeney, S.J., Family Outreach Program established to aid undergraduate students and their families.

The Blessed Peter Faber, S.J. Chapel overlooks the lake at the Retreat Center at Chapman Lake.

January 2010 University announces an increased Campaign goal of $125 million, with $100 million in commitments thus far. Final, broad-based phase of Campaign kicks off.


May-Nov. 2010 A series of regional Campaign events will be held.

October 2011 Projected conclusion of the Pride, Passion, Promise Campaign, with at least $125 million in commitments.



Campaign Goals

Campaign Goals By The Numbers


The total number of dollars we intend to raise during this comprehensive Campaign.

The total number of donors (alumni, parents, friends, etc.) we intend to have participating in this Campaign.


The total number of volunteers we intend to have working on this Campaign.


The total number of donors we intend to enroll as new members of The Estate Society during this Campaign.


The total number of Campaign elements we intend to complete as a result of our collective efforts.


The total number of institutions we intend to transform during this Campaign.

by the numbers





“We are asking everyone to step up and be a part of this effort.” Kip & Peggy Condron

National Co-Chair Message Our pride in The University of Scranton continues to grow with each passing year, not only for what the University does for students and alumni, but also for what it does for the city, the region, our nation and increasingly the world. We feel so strongly about this University that, in the spring of 2006, we enthusiastically accepted Fr. Pilarz’s invitation to serve as National Co-Chairs of the Pride, Passion, Promise Campaign. Participants to date are giving at higher levels than ever before, demonstrating their commitment to the dreams that Fr. Pilarz has articulated for this institution.

Christopher “Kip” ’70 and Margaret Condron

We are just now beginning to reach out to all alumni, parents and friends, asking everyone to step up and be a part of this effort. We hope you will consider a gift of any size in support of your University. During this Campaign, you can direct your gifts to any area of the institution that is most meaningful to you. In addition to raising $125 million for critical projects, this Campaign seeks to grow fundraising participation, which is a key indicator of alumni and parent satisfaction. There are numerous ways to participate in this Campaign, both as a donor and as a volunteer. Please start by simply completing the enclosed card and sending it back in the envelope. Tell us what pride, passion and promise mean to you and how you might want to be involved in this Campaign. We look forward to working with you in this historic effort. Thank you for your support of The University of Scranton.

Campaign Leadership Board of Trustees The Board of Trustees officially sanctioned the campaign in October 2004. The listed individuals have served on the Board at some point between October 2004 and the present. *denotes current member of the Board of Trustees

Campaign Executive Committee The Campaign Executive Committee is the group of volunteers who help to manage the planning and execution of this fundraising effort.

Rev. George Aschenbrenner, S.J. Msgr. Joseph Bambera Joseph P. Bannon, M.D. ‘83* Paula K. Barrett ’81* Robert Bednar ’69 Jeanne Bovard H ’08 William J. Brady ’83* John E. Brennan ‘68 James A. Caccavo ’84* Donna M. Carroll, Ed.D. Ellen Harding Casey H ’88* Nicole Cestola Crocker ‘02 Christopher M.“Kip” Condron ’70, H ’03 (chair)* Margaret Condron, Ph.D. Thomas J. Davis, C.P.A. ‘69* Theresa E. DeBarbrie* Lisa DeNaples, D.M.D.* Louis DeNaples, M.D. ‘89 John D. Dionne ’86 (former chair) Donna M. Doherty* Rev. James F. Duffy, S.J. ’88* Mary Beth Farrell ’79 (former vice chair)

Michele Finn* Leslie Abraham Galbraith ‘83 Marie A. George, Ph.D., G ’78* Michele G. Gilfillan ‘98 Michael P. Glinsky Jr. ’66* Rev. Edward Glynn, S.J., H ’99* Rev. Otto Hentz, S.J. Theodore Jadick ‘61 Joseph J. Kadow, Esq. ’78* Eugene J. Kane Sr. ’54* Arthur J. Kania, Esq. ’53, H’89 (emeritus) Thomas Karam ‘81 Rev. Herbert B. Keller, S.J., H ’06 James Knipper ’81* Carl Kuehner ’62 (former chair) Carl Lisman Lawrence Lynch, C.P.A. ’81* George V. Lynett, Esq. G ‘71 Rev. Arthur Madigan, S.J. Rev. Ryan Maher, S.J.* Margaret Q. Mariotti, Au.D.* Msgr. Andrew E. Martin*

Hon. Joseph M. McDade H’69 (emeritus) Rev. Michael McFarland, S.J. Dennis McGonigle ’82* Hon. Robert J. Mellow Patricia Moran, Esq. ’81 (former vice chair) James F. Mullery Jr. ’86* Diane Edmunds Murray H ’06* Rev. Joseph Novak, S.J. Francis J. Pearn ’83 (vice chair)* Karen L. Pennington, Ph.D. ’76, G ’83* Rev. Scott R. Pilarz, S.J.* Rev. Robert E. Reiser, S.J.* Harry T. Rose ‘65 Rev. Matthew Ruhl, S.J.* Joseph T. Sebastianelli, Esq. ’68* Hon. Donald Sherwood Edward Skovira, M.D. ’53 (D) Joseph L. Sorbera Jr.* Thomas J. Sullivan* John A. Walsh ‘66* Jerry Weinberger, Esq. Rev. Frederick Zagone, S.J.*

Joseph P. Bannon, M.D. ‘83 John E. Brennan ‘68 James A. Caccavo ‘84 Christopher M. “Kip”Condron ‘70, H ’03 (national co-chair) Margaret Condron, Ph.D. (national co-chair) Thomas J. Davis, C.P.A. ‘69 Louis A. DeNaples H ‘05 John D. Dionne ‘86 Joseph T. Doyle, C.P.A. ‘69 James Dyer ‘66, H ‘04

Andrew M. Gilfillan ‘98 Michele G. Gilfillan ‘98 Alan Griffith ‘76 Arthur J. Kania, Esq. ‘53, H ‘89 Edward R. Leahy ‘68, H ‘01 George V. Lynett, Esq. G ‘71 John R. Mariotti, D.D.S. ‘75 Margaret Q. Mariotti, Au.D. Frank J. McDonnell, Esq. ‘60, H ‘08 Paul M. Montrone, Ph.D. ‘62, H ‘86

Elizabeth Altemus Murphy ‘83 Justin B. Murphy ‘76 Francis J. Pearn ‘83 Rev. Scott R. Pilarz, S.J. Harry T. Rose ‘65 Alfred M. Rotondaro, Ph.D. ‘60 Joseph L. Sorbera Jr. John P. Sweeney Sr. ‘61

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to support the


There are many ways to support the Pride, Passion, Promise Campaign, helping to transform our campus and secure our future. Please complete the enclosed card, considering the options to the right.

Make a Cash Gift or Multi-Year Pledge to the Campaign • Outright Gifts of Cash. These gifts can be designated to specific areas of interest or can be unrestricted. The choice is yours. Direct your gift to the area that is most meaningful to you. Larger gifts can be paid over time. Naming opportunities in each of the campaign projects still exist. • Appreciated Securities. Transfer ownership of appreciated stocks and save on capital gains taxes. This is a win-win for both you and the University. • Corporate Matching. You and your spouse can increase the size of your gift by taking advantage of corporate matching programs at your employer. • Savings Bonds. You can redeem Series EE savings bonds for cash and then make a cash gift to the University. You can claim a charitable income tax deduction for your gift, possibly offsetting the additional income tax incurred from cashing in the bonds.



Make a Deferred Gift to the Campaign

Volunteer for the Campaign

• Bequests. Make the ultimate sign of commitment to Scranton by remembering the University in your will. These gifts, if properly structured, can be counted as major gifts in the Campaign. • Life Insurance. A great way to make a current cash gift that also provides a major deferred gift is to transfer or begin a life insurance policy with the University as owner/beneficiary. • Life Income Plans. Establish a charitable remainder trust, a charitable gift annuity, or another life income plan as a prudent and flexible way for you to manage your assets. This ensures a reliable income stream, while allowing you to make a significant gift to the University. • Retirement Plan Gift. A gift of part or all of an IRA or retirement plan account upon death can be counted as a current major gift in the Campaign.

• Regional Committee Member. Donate your most valuable asset – your time – to aid the Campaign by serving as a member of one of the University’s regional committees. • Class Captain. Enlist your friends and classmates as participants in the Campaign by signing letters, making calls or paying visits on behalf of the University. • Affinity Club Captain. Were you involved in athletics, performance music, community service, retreat programs or any other important student group? Then, volunteer as the captain of the University’s efforts to reach out to alumni with that same affinity.

“The University of Scranton’s 120-year history is characterized by

bold decisions and remarkable moments of opportunity. This Campaign is one such opportunity.” ,

Rev. Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., President Pride, Passion, Promise Campaign Launch Gala, April 26, 2008 (570) 941-7724

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