Category: Vision 2030

University of Mary Surpasses Milestone in Vision 2030 Capital Campaign

BISMARCK, ND — The University of Mary recently eclipsed the 2,000-gift mark for its Vision 2030 Capital Campaign. The watershed mark is significant as Mary exceeds $45.7 million towards its Phase I $96 million goal. “The beauty of this benchmark is that it was a $250 gift,” explained the Vice President for the Office of Public Affairs, Jerome Richter, the person spearheading the three-phased Vision 2030 Campaign of $272 million. “This 2,000th gift epitomizes the success of this campaign: we are blessed to receive gifts of all sizes and so deeply appreciate people’s generosity across the state and this region as...

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University of Mary Names and Breaks Ground on New Multimillion-Dollar Campus Center

BISMARCK, ND — Banners, bands, balloons, and one giant backhoe were some of the exciting sights and sounds that greeted hundreds of people on hand to celebrate and commemorate the start of construction on the newly named Lumen Vitae University Center worth $21.75 million. University of Mary President Monsignor James Shea made the announcement at today’s press conference celebrating the efforts of many donors, students, faculty and friends who have donated time, money and resources into what will become the new state-of-the-art campus center. “This special place — at the heart of campus — will be a hub for activity where our...

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American Bank Center Brings Innovative Learning and Million-Dollar Donation to Mary

BISMARCK, ND — American Bank Center has presented the University of Mary with $1 million for its Vision 2030 Capital Campaign; specifically the new Campus Center where American Bank Center will be opening its on-campus branch (pending regulatory approval); the first of its kind in western North Dakota. American Bank Center has long been a supporter of the University of Mary. As an employee-owned, independent community bank, American recognizes the value of education in our communities. The plan is to not only use the latest technology in the on-campus branch, but to employ University of Mary students to operate the...

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University of Mary Receives $750,000 from The Tom and Frances Leach Foundation

BISMARCK, ND — The Tom and Frances Leach Foundation has gifted three-quarters of a million dollars to the Vision 2030 Capital Campaign at the University of Mary. “We are extremely grateful to the foundation and feel very blessed by their continued partnership and support,” remarked Monsignor James Shea, president of the University of Mary. “We are humbled that over the course of our relationship, the University of Mary has been the largest single recipient of gifts from the foundation. How providential and appropriate that the Leach Foundation, which has spent decades building community in our midst, is helping the University of...

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University of Mary Campaign Will Reshape Campus and Enrich our Students

  Vision 2030 Capital Campaign to raise $272 million for New Programs and Facilities BISMARCK, ND — As students began their walk to early morning class and the sun’s rays filtered through the fog casting an orange hue over campus from the eastern horizon on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015, a thunderous pounding by a backhoe could be heard, putting an exclamation mark on the start of what will be a $272 million capital campaign at the University of Mary. Mary President Monsignor James Shea publicly announced the new and historic strategic plan at a press conference today, Monday, October 19, 2015. He stated the new Vision 2030 Campaign, the largest in the school’s history, spans the next 15 years over three phases and will not only markedly transform the look of campus, but just as importantly bring “distinction, service and relationships to our students and graduates, so they can live fully and live well with the insights necessary to be leaders in their workplace and community.” Shea added that as Bismarck-Mandan and the surrounding areas in North Dakota continue to grow, so does the University of Mary as it welcomes more and more students from the region and around the world. “After two years of consulting and engaging our founding Sisters, alumni, faculty, administration, community members, students, parents, donors and trustees, we feel this is a collective vision for...

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