Two recent gifts have brought Delaware Valley College very close to reaching its $50 million capital campaign goal.
The college recently received a $1.5 million gift to be used towards the construction of a new Life Sciences Building on the college’s Doylestown campus.
James Diamond, a 1961 alumnus of the college, and his wife, Betty, donated the $1.5 million gift. The building, which is scheduled to open by the spring 2014 semester, will be named The James E. and Elizabeth R. Diamond Wing.
The wing will contain classrooms, labs and a conference room overlooking the quad.
“With this latest gift, Dr. Diamond became the largest
single alumni donor in the institution’s history—with $2.5 million in gifts,”
according to an announcement from the college.
“Jim and Betty have consistently supported our growth giving generously both through their time and financial support,” said College President Joseph Brosnan. “Delaware Valley College is moving forward at such a rapid rate because of the remarkable generosity of supporters like the Diamonds.”
The college also recently received an anonymous six-figure gift to fund a new Division III tennis program.
School officials say DelVal has received $45.7 million in gifts and pledges to support the $50 million campaign, which runs through 2015.
The college’s strategic plan includes the new Life Sciences Building, a new multi-sport turf field and new academic programs. The school is also moving toward university status, a goal it plans to reach by 2014.
“These last few years have resulted in amazing progress,” said Brosnan.