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The Campaign for McKendree University

Forward movement is critical to the life of the University.  Compelled by strong momentum following years of unprecedented growth, we are committed to advance boldly into the future.

To keep the promise to “provide a high-quality education to outstanding students” the University must strive to be on the forefront of higher education.  We must always look forward, reinventing how we do our work.  It is imperative that we recruit and retain the best faculty in their fields; provide access to the McKendree Experience for the brightest students through aggressive use of endowed aid; maintain state-of-the-art facilities and equipment; and offer a vibrant extracurricular program allowing us to nurture body, mind and spirit.


~ Case Statement ~

New Science Center Rendering
Science Center Renovation & Addition
Overview of McKendree's Lebanon campus
Library Renovation & Capital Improvements
Endowed Support
Endowed Support
Instructor in Classroom
General Unrestricted Support
Bearcat at Sunrise

By The Numbers

95%
Students Who Receive Financial Support
1671
Research Transactions in Holman Library
This Year
157
Number of Endowed Scholarships
54
Number of E-Journals or Research Databases Available
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Ed McGlynn

Board of Trustees

Edward McGlynn '68

“I can’t imagine what this university would be like if over the years there weren’t donors who were willing to step up to the plate to contribute. The university has got to have new things in order ...”

Samantha Fagerburg

Current Student

Samantha Fagerberg '17

“I don’t think that my dream would be possible without the scholarship McKendree has provided. McKendree has offered me so many opportunities just outside of the scholarship alone that are ...”

Matthew Olmsted

Board of Trustees

Matthew Olmsted '01

“When I came to McKendree, nothing was impossible and that’s what I want for current students today. I want them to come to McKendree University thinking nothing is ...”

Cyril Curtis

Distinguished Alumnus

Cyril Curtis '43

“When I attended McKendree, I focused on my studies in math, physics, chemistry and biology in addition to the general coursework.  It is vital that we provide new and updated science ...”

Jean Sampson

Associate Professor of Management & Marketing

Dr. Jean Scheller-Sampson '83

“Great people work here, attend classes here, live here, and are involved here.  You can't get away from greatness at McKendree.”

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Overview of McKendree Campus Quad

Campaign Progress

Campaign Progress Bar at 75%