Alverno College exceeds $30 million capital campaign goal

Special to The Freeman

Dec. 22, 2015

MILWAUKEE — Alverno College has wrapped up a successful fundraising campaign by raising nearly $33 million for an expansion and renovation project.

According to an announcement from the school Wednesday, Alverno raised $32,793,000, a significant amount more than its original capital campaign goal of $30 million in December. Ground was broken March 2014 on the site where a new classroom building, a state-of-the-art nursing simulation center for the JoAnn McGrath School of Nursing and the creation of a new, larger student commons to enhance the student experience will be built.

“This is an investment in the city of Milwaukee as well as an investment in Alverno,” said Mary J. Meehan, Ph.D., president of Alverno College, in a statement. “Our alums are leaders in business, health care and education, and since 80 percent of our graduates live and work in Wisconsin, we truly are having an impact locally.”

The public can follow the progress of the construction at http://promise.alverno.edu/.