As we quickly approach June 30, the end of our five-year Bold Action: A Campaign for MICDS, we reflect on the enormous enhancements the Campaign has provided.
McDonnell Hall and Brauer Hall transforms the STEM curriculum and provides space for the entire community to gather. The Steward Family Aquatic Center and William R. Orthwein Sr. Pool elevates our Swimming and Diving and Water Polo programs, provides continued partnership with organizations across St. Louis and allows us to bring aquatics into our physical education offerings. Ron Holtman Stadium provides a spectacular new viewing space for fans to watch Football, Soccer and Lacrosse teams on O’Hara Field, a state-of-the-art turf field that increases usability and decreases maintenance. And Holekamp Stadium gives fans another outstanding way to take in a Track and Field event and watch our exceptional student-athletes compete. Through these additions to campus, in very obvious and visible ways, we are able to physically see the impact of your generous gifts.
Bold Action also impacts areas that are lesser seen—and lesser known, such as gifts to the Faculty Tuition Bene t, Financial Aid and other Endowment priorities. In addition, the Annual Fund remains the most important giving vehicle, as gifts support the School’s annual budget and expenses. And while we can’t always see the impact of these gifts, that doesn’t make them less important. In fact, these giving channels support the heart and soul of this 100-acre campus. They impact the people. And that’s what this last year of the Campaign has been all about— supporting the people who make MICDS such a special place where we cultivate the next generation’s leaders for lives of purpose and service.
“All gifts—no matter the size—make a big impact on the people who walk this campus every day. We want everyone be inspired to give to Bold Action, and there is something in this Campaign for everyone.”
—AMY MCFARLAND DOVE ’85, DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT
Quick Facts About Bold Action
5-year $90 million Campaign
+ Annual Fund
+ Faculty Excellence + Student Access