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Campaign Passes $31 Million Mark


Dr. Judy Rogers, president of Cottey College is pleased to announce A Defining Moment: The Campaign for Cottey College has raised over $31 million of the five-year, $35 million campaign, launched in September 2009. Under the leadership of Barbara Andes, campaign chairman, the Campaign is the first comprehensive Campaign in the history of the college.

 "This is incredibly exciting news," said Dr. Judy Rogers, president of the College. "We are rapidly closing in on our goal of $35 million, and we are absolutely confident we will reach it by the conclusion of the campaign at the end of January 2014."

 "It's not just the $31 million total that is exciting," added Carla Farmer, campaign manager and senior major gifts officer, "it's seeing that we've exceeded our goal on unrestricted giving and have reached 97% percent of our $10 million goal for scholarships. Our constituents have really caught fire for Cottey and are enthusiastic about the future of the College."           

The College's first comprehensive campaign has five priorities: scholarships, faculty chairs, library enhancements, a new fine arts instructional building, and unrestricted giving. Any and all gifts to the College count in the campaign.

The College saw one of its gifts come to fruition in March when the Vanek Family Memorial Field was dedicated. A generous gift from Dorothy Dyer Vanek led to the construction of the Cottey College Comets first home softball field.