Extraordinary Opportunities Campaign

  • Cornell acquires space for Chicago Center

    Aug 22, 2011

    Cornell College has purchased a building that will reopen next fall as the college’s McLennan Center in Chicago. The center is made possible by a $1 million gift from alumni Bob McLennan ’65 and Becky Martin McLennan ’64 during the college’s recently-completed Extraordinary Opportunities Campaign.

  • Extraordinary Opportunities Campaign breaks record

    Oct 16, 2010

    Cornell College’s Extraordinary Opportunities Campaign raised $105.8 million, the highest total ever for a national liberal arts college in Iowa.

  • Gift of $500,000 for The Commons

    Sep 27, 2010

    A $500,000 gift from Cornell parents Peter Paul and Betsy Luce will help with plans to expand and renovate The Commons.

  • An update on King Chapel

    Aug 10, 2010

    Jeff Mick of Facilities management, gives an overview of the King Chapel renovations so far and what remains to be done.

  • Alumni give $50,000 to King Chapel

    Jun 29, 2010

    Three alumni have pledged a total of $50,000 toward the renovation Cornell College’s historic King Chapel, the centerpiece of campus.

  • $25,000 gift for The Commons

    Jun 9, 2010

    Sydney Smith Hicks ’69 has pledged $25,000 for the Career Center in The Commons, in honor of her parents, David W. and Elizabeth A. Smith.

  • $200,000 gift to establish scholarship

    May 20, 2010

    A class of 1956 alumnus has given Cornell College $200,000 to create an endowed scholarship for Kirkwood Community College students transferring to Cornell.

  • Cornell gets grant to preserve King Chapel

    Mar 1, 2010

    The State Historical Society has awarded Cornell College $100,000 challenge grant for the restoration of King Chapel, the iconic 19th-century building that dominates Mount Vernon’s skyline.

  • Boyers pledge $50,000 to Cornell campaign

    Jan 20, 2010

    MOUNT VERNON – As a Cornell College student in the 1980s, Gilda Boyer received extra financial aid and work-study when her parents both lost their jobs, thanks to the generosity of alumni. Now she and her Cornell classmate and husband, Barry Boyer, are giving back for a new generation of students.

  • McLennans give $1 million to create Cornell College Chicago center

    Dec 18, 2009

    MOUNT VERNON —Bob McLennan ’65 and Becky Martin McLennan ’64 of Chicago have pledged $1 million in order to establish the McLennan Center in Chicago, a Cornell College satellite facility that will accommodate off-campus courses that will service the school’s distinctive One Course At A Time calendar.

  • Cornell Class of 1959 donates $220,000 to renovate historic King Chapel, annual fund

    Oct 13, 2009

    MOUNT VERNON – As part of their 50th reunion gift, the Cornell College class of 1959 has donated over $220,000 in cash and pledges to the college for King Chapel renovations and the annual fund.

  • Trustee donates $200,000 to Cornell College to fund Commons project, Pre-Law

    Jul 21, 2009

    MOUNT VERNON – Cornell College trustee and alumna Sheryl Atkinson Stoll ’70 says she owes much of her success to her alma mater. Now, Cornell students can say they owe much of their success to Sheryl Stoll.

  • Mellon Foundation awards $316,000 for Environmental Studies

    Jun 29, 2009

    MOUNT VERNON – The Environmental Studies Program at Cornell College has been awarded a $316,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to enhance curriculum and further interdisciplinary study.

  • Former Cornell basketball player donates $25,000 to Ram athletics

    Jun 3, 2009

    MOUNT VERNON – A $25,000 gift from Jim Hughes ’63 will support athletic programs and will help refurbish the Richard and Norma Small Multi-Sport Center.

  • Cornell receives grant to support environmental studies

    May 21, 2009

    MOUNT VERNON – Cornell College is pleased to announce that it has received a grant from the Margaret A. Cargill Foundation. Cornell College will receive $10,000 per year for up to five years and an additional stock gift.