Dear Goucher Community,
My name is Robert Bull. I am a proud Goucher College graduate from the Class of 1993 and a member of the Board of Trustees and chair of the [UNDAUNTED] campaign.
In 2015 Goucher launched [UNDAUNTED], a comprehensive campaign, to raise $100M to enhance our campus facilities, enrich our students’ experience, endow professorships, and establish scholarships. To date, our community has raised $80M and has completed four transformational capital projects—the First-Year Village, Mary Fisher Dining Center, Evelyn Dyke Schroedl ’62 Tennis Center, and the Froelicher Hall relocation—each of which has enhanced the opportunities for our community.
At the October Board of Trustees meeting, the final stage of the [UNDAUNTED] campaign was relaunched—building the Science Innovation Center. An annex to Hoffberger Science Building, the Science Innovation Center will be a vital component to supporting success and sustainability in STEM fields for our students and will build on the values of a liberal arts education that Goucher holds at the core of its mission. With almost every student having to take a science course, we know the incredible impact this new building will have on our student and faculty experience.
Since October of last year, we have mobilized the Board of Trustees and engaged the philanthropic community to help us achieve our goals. I am pleased that several new and familiar faces will be helping me lead the charge to complete the [UNDAUNTED] campaign, including Linda Himmelberger ’74, Lydia Villa-Komaroff ’70, Judy Lewent ’70, and Stefano Fiore P ’22.
There is a simple but proven formula to success—collectively, we are stronger together than we are apart. Of course, there is much to do, but we can achieve anything together with our shared love of Goucher! I look forward to sharing more updates on our progress throughout the year.