Alumnae/i spanning decades, retired professors, parents, trustees, and other members of the Goucher community have come together to endorse the new Science Innovation Center. Since the announcement of the project’s $10 million lead gift and donor challenge, a cross section of supporters has committed more than $3 million to build
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
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.’”
A Goucher education is designed to help students make an impact in the world. For senior Jack Topper, the impact he made doesn’t end at the Earth’s atmosphere. Last summer, Topper brought his Goucher experiences to NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center during his internship in their Heliophysics Science Division.
The college will receive $1.25 million to outfit life and health sciences teaching labs, as well as $750,000 to install solar panel on campus.
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.
For Kyani Quarles ’23, it was growing up around animals. For Anise Williams ’22, it was a passion for being able to assist wrongly accused criminals. Quarles and Williams are two of the eight science majors on the 15-member Goucher College women’s basketball roster this season.
Matched by alumnae/i contributions, the Maryland E-Nnovation Initiative Fund has awarded Goucher College $1 million to establish an endowed professorship to promote research and technology.