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December Graduation
Family Weekend 2012
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$1-Million Deadline
Globally Linked Classrooms
Hilltopper Family Spotlight
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December 2011

$1-Million Deadline!

Mabee Challenge Presents Opportunity for
Year-End Gift

In January, St. Edward’s received a challenge from the J.E. and L.E. Mabee Foundation — complete fundraising for the $22-million John Brooks Williams Natural Sciences and Technology Center–South Building by Jan. 12, 2012, and the foundation will award the university a $1-million grant for the facility.

Rendering of John Brooks Williams Natural Sciences and Technology Center-South

Only 36 days remain until the Jan. 12 challenge deadline — and Dec. 31 is the IRS deadline for tax-deductible charitable contributions. We invite parents to make a year-end gift to help ensure we receive the $1-million grant.

President George E. Martin is confident that the university will meet the goal. “We are optimistic because we know that parents of St. Edward’s students are passionate about their development as critical thinkers and creative problem solvers. And it is also exciting to know that your gift or pledge will help to leverage a $1-million gift,” says Martin.

The South Building, which will house the Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics and general science education programs, will complete the university’s natural sciences complex and provide opportunities for all students to increase mathematic and scientific literacy — skills that graduate programs and employers value highly.

“The North Building has been instrumental in inspiring collaboration and enthusiasm among students and faculty in classroom and research settings,” says Tom Mitzel, dean of the School of Natural Sciences. “That passion will spread into the new South Building, and further strengthen and grow the teaching and research community that our students and faculty foster so well.”

Your Gift Could Secure $1 Million

Every contribution counts! To support the Mabee Challenge, select “Give Online” to make your gift, and choose “1M MABEE CHALLENGE” in Step 1. Or email Joe DeMedeiros, associate vice president of Development, or call 512-233-1443.

Support the Mabee Challenge


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