Fundraising for the renovation of Alumni Hall has slowed down in recent months, but college officials are hoping to secure the $11 million necessary to begin the project before the June Board of Trustees meeting.
According to Vice President for Advancement Beverly Holmes, the total fundraising amount is sitting at $9.5 million with a goal of $11 million. This was the same figure reported by President Teresa Amott during a student forum on college finances in January.
Holmes said her staff will be ramping up their efforts to “talk to people about how they can help close the $1.5 million gap.” Since then, the project has received a $100,000 donation, and Holmes expects more donations on that scale in the coming months.
It is still not clear when the interior work will begin, but Holmes said that decision will be made at the discretion of the trustees in June.
During her address to Student Senate last Thursday, Amott said the next step of the process is directing the architects to draw up the blueprints. After that, it should take another month for the bidding process to hire a construction firm.