Over the years, Gonzaga’s urban campus has been significantly enhanced thanks to the generosity of our benefactors. Browse this page to learn more about the remarkable impact of their giving.
On September 8, 2021 -- Gonzaga's official 200th birthday -- we launched the public phase of the Forever Gonzaga Bicentennial Campaign. With a focus on endowment as well as critical capital improvements, the Forever Gonzaga Bicentennial Campaign will ensure that Gonzaga remains true to its Jesuit mission as we look ahead to our next 200 years. To learn more about the campaign's five ambitious fundraising initiatives, watch the campaign video, and see renderings of planned spaces, click here.
Past Capital Campaigns
Greater Glory Campaign
The $20 million raised for this campaign was used to address the school’s aging infrastructure. It enabled us to renovate and add to Cantwell Hall; renovate Ruesch Hall, joining it together with Cantwell by the Collins Rotunda; and increase the school’s scholarship endowment by $5 million.
In Medias Res Campaign
A $12 million campaign, the In Medias Res campaign created a new student commons, including an expanded and renovated cafeteria, student lounge, and study area; a renovation of the Jesuit Rectory; and the completion of the Collins Quadrangle.
Keeping the Promise Campaign
The Keeping the Promise Campaign raised $17 million to address urgent needs of our athletic program—including an expansion and renovation of the Carmody Center—and the renovation and modernization of our school’s theater.
Eye Street Renewal Project
This campaign funded a complete redesign and reconstruction of the Eye Street side of campus. The renovation included a new stadium with a turf field, a 300-space underground parking garage, and the transformation of Eye Street into a pedestrian-only gathering place.
Why We Give
Jeanne Ruesch (P, ’98)
“My husband and I always held the Jesuits in high esteem, and that only increased when our son, Matt, enrolled at Gonzaga. There, he not only prepared for college and graduate school, he became an independent, critical thinker who was ready for everything that followed his time on Eye Street. Our gift to the In Media Res campaign was made with heartfelt gratitude.”
Paul Sheehy ‘81 and Nicky Sheehy
“Our family’s connection to Gonzaga goes back several generations. Our gift to the Keeping the Promise campaign not only paid tribute to that enduring relationship, but it ensured that the Gonzaga theater—one of the school's most treasured assets—will serve Gonzaga students for years to come.”
Celebrating 200 Years of Jesuit Education in the Nation's Capital