NPU Launches $57 Million Capital Campaign

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CHICAGO, IL (June 10, 2011) — Nearly 300 guests attended North Park University’s formal launch of its $57 million fund-raising initiative, Campaign North Park.

Science and Community Life Building

Central to the $57 million campaign is a new $42 million Science and Community Life Building in the heart of campus. The university also aims to increase support for its endowment and academic programs.

President David L. Parkyn announced that $30.3 million already had been raised during the campaign’s “quiet” phase.

Campaign co-chairs David Helwig, chair of the North Park University board of trustees, and G. Timothy Johnson, senior medical editor for ABC, spoke at the kickoff, which was held on the school’s central green space.

Johnson noted, “I received my moral and academic foundation at North Park, and I strongly believe the future of science and nursing education at North Park depends on the construction of this building.”

The proposed 90,000-square-foot facility will include state-of-the-art science labs, plus high-tech classrooms, seminar and conference rooms, and co-curricular program facilities, as well as space for dining and social interaction.

Helwig emphasized that the building is critical for the school “to be able to recruit the caliber of students that we seek.”

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