Two $1M gifts propel Marquette to break ground on new Jesuit Residence

Special to The Freeman

July 15, 2014

Marquette University announced that it has completed a fundraising effort to build a new Jesuit Residence on campus. Ground will be broken in August.
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MILWAUKEE — Marquette University said Monday it has received two $1 million gifts, marking the completion of a nine-month, $15 million fundraising effort to build a 40,000-square-foot residence for its community of Jesuit priests.

The Bernice Shanke Greiveldinger Charitable Trust made one major gift and another came from an anonymous Marquette alumnus and his wife, according to a statement. As a result, Marquette will break ground on the new residence Aug. 15, the statement said.

The building will be on the 1400 block of West Wells Street, the statement said.

“In my short time on campus, I’ve already been amazed at the generosity and passion of our Marquette University alumni base,” said Michael R. Lovell, Marquette president. “Our Catholic, Jesuit priests have been instrumental in educating so many generations of students, and this important residence will ensure they remain at the center of our campus and educational experience well into the future.”