Capital Campaigns

Sheridan College Raises $37 Million; Smashes Fundraising Goal by Over $7 Million
June 3, 2009

OAKVILLE, ON, June 3, 2009 — Sheridan College closed off an ambitious
three-year fundraising campaign by smashing through its goal of $30 million
and raising $37 million for its campuses in Oakville and Brampton. The Student
Capital Campaign was launched in 2006 with the goal of raising funds to meet
the space and technology demands of Sheridan's growing student body.

Ronald P. Stanton Gives $50 Million Toward Cancer Care at New York-Presbyterian Hospital
February 11, 2009

New York-Presbyterian Hospital announced today that it has received a $50 million commitment from noted business leader, longtime supporter and Hospital Trustee Ronald P. Stanton. The gift will establish the Ronald P. Stanton Clinical Cancer Program at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, strengthening and expanding the Hospital's ability to provide patients with the very best cancer care.

The Case for Questioning
April 1, 2008

Let’s face it, a capital campaign is a big step. Many nonprofits have never launched one, yet they know that it’s an essential step to growth.

The Capital Campaign Feasibility Study: Always a Good Idea
March 11, 2008

Is your nonprofit considering a capital campaign in the next two to three years? That is, will you be purchasing a building, renovating a building, acquiring land or purchasing large pieces of equipment? If so, you must do a feasibility study before you decide to launch the campaign. Why bother with a feasibility study? Why not simply announce the campaign, raise all the money you can and the devil take the hindmost? There are five critically important reasons to conduct a feasibility study: 1. It offers an opportunity to determine how your organization is viewed in the eyes of prospective donors and other important

Lessons Learned
December 1, 2007

The University of California, San Diego is a public university with an enrollment of 27,500 students. It recently announced that it surpassed its seven-year, $1 billion fundraising goal — and did it with more than a month to spare. The university’s capital campaign kicked off in 2000 with a $20 million gift from University of California regent John Moores and his wife, Rebecca, for the Rebecca and John Moores UCSD Cancer Center. The campaign closed this summer with the single largest planned gift in the university’s history: $34 million for cancer research given to the School of Medicine by physician George Ury.

Give What You Can
June 1, 2006

Every gift matters. That was the message the greater Chicago Food Depository got across to donors as it undertook its recent capital campaign, which hinged on the tagline, "Give What You Can."

Worth The Gamble
November 1, 2005

Las Vegas: known for its high rollers, Elvis impersonators, and Siegfried and Roy. But now the glitzy city also is attracting attention for a major philanthropic success.


First Time's a Charm
June 1, 2005

It’s not often that any capital campaign gets four $300,000 gifts simultaneously — never mind a capital campaign for a community college.

But that’s what happened when Mount Wachusett Community College in Gardner, Mass., ran its first-ever capital campaign.