Goucher College is delighted to announce that Judy C. Lewent ’70, an accomplished business executive who retired in 2007 from Merck & Co. as executive vice president and chief financial officer, and her husband, Mark Shapiro, have pledged a $10 million lead gift to support the construction of Goucher’s Science
Same Spirit. New Determination.
Goucher’s [UNDAUNTED]TM campaign continues to spark moments that unlock ideas, breed creativity, and invigorate learning. Moments that encourage students to venture outside the familiar and comfortable. Moments that change everything.
Our campaign’s core parts are all in sync–supporting and reinforcing each other and the college. More importantly, the remaining priorities shift the focus from constructing buildings to what matters most: our people and the moments of discovery that happen within those buildings.
Science Innovation Center
An annex to the Hoffberger Science Building, the Science Innovation Center will create an exciting environment for interdisciplinary learning, provide our students with state-of-the-art resources, and further our legacy as leaders in the sciences.
Professorships are the exemplar of academic achievement and legacy. For Goucher College, they signal a rigorous pursuit of excellence and are emblematic of a visionary sustainability that will allow our institution and community to thrive.
Scholarships provide a direct and meaningful source of support to our students. By easing financial pressures, scholarships allow recipients to embrace academic discovery and pursue their dreams fully.
Since publicly launching our $100 million comprehensive campaign in 2018, we have successfully moved Froelicher Hall and built state-of-the-art facilities like the First-Year Village, Mary Fisher Dining Center, and the Evelyn Dyke Schroedl ’62 Tennis Center. And, we have sparked a multitude of moments in the process, moments like shared late-night meals in the dining room, victory on the tennis court, and the first timid night at college with a new roommate. These are the buildings that are already inspiring new beginnings and unlocking new ideas.
News & Updates
Goucher College is proud to announce a $1 million gift to the college from the Batza Family Foundation, which is founded by Patricia K. Batza ’91 and Michael J. Batza Jr. The leadership gift for the Science Innovation Center will support the construction and equipping of the new facility’s greenhouse.
This spring, Provost Elaine Meyer-Lee announced three faculty projects that would be funded by the Broad, Humane Perspective mini-grants. The projects will, as she wrote, “help us explore the ways in which we—as the college’s mission statement states—‘prepare students with a broad, humane perspective.’”