Alumni Hall / Campus / Featured / News / April 17, 2013

Alumni Hall Update: $1.5 million to go until $11 million goal reached

Alumni Hall waits on funds to start the interior renovations. (TKS Archives)

Alumni Hall waits on funds to start the interior renovations. (TKS Archives

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.

Charlie Megenity
Charlie Megenity (formerly Gorney) is a senior double majoring in political science and economics. He previously served TKS as managing editor and as co-news editor while working as the weekend reporter for The Galesburg Register-Mail. Over the summer of 2012, Charlie interned in Wisconsin with, an online hyperlocal news source, where he covered the August 2012 Oak Creek Sikh temple shooting; he will return to Patch during the summer of 2013. He is also the journalism editor for Catch magazine.. Charlie has received three awards from the Illinois College Press Association for newswriting and design, including a first place award for front page layout. He was the 2013 recipient of the Theodore Hazen Kimble Memorial Award in Journalism for a feature story published in The Knox Student. His work has also appeared in The Huffington Post.

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