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Title: From Vision to Construction: Building Fund Raising Success


1
From Vision to ConstructionBuilding Fund
Raising Success
  • ALADN Conference
  • March 24, 2003

2
Facts about Furman
  • Founded in 1826
  • Liberal arts college very selective
  • 2900 students
  • 95 of undergraduates live on campus
  • 200 faculty
  • Located in Greenville, South Carolina

3
From Vision to ConstructionBuilding Fund
Raising Success
  • Overview of Project
  • Building highlights
  • Chronology

4
Building Highlights
  • 52,000 square feet of new space
  • 70,000 square feet of renovated space
  • 24 group study rooms
  • 900 seats
  • Multimedia Commons Help Desk
  • 24-hour study and computing area

5
More Building Highlights
  • Wireless network access
  • Laptop check-out
  • Center for Collaborative Learning and
    Communication (CCLC)
  • Education Curriculum Center
  • Leisure reading and study areas

6
From Vision to Construction
  • Planning Phases
  • Programmatic 1998 1999
  • Architect selected Spring 1999
  • Schematic Spring 1999 Fall 1999
  • Fundraising Fall 1999 Fall 2000

7
From Vision to Construction
  • Continued Chronology of Project
  • Design development Fall 2000 Spring
    2001
  • Contract awarded March 2002
  • Groundbreaking ceremony May 2002
  • Construction begins June 2002
  • Project complete Fall 2004

8
Forever Furman Campaign Facts
  • Goal - 125 million
  • Quiet phase 1996 1999
  • Public phase 1999 - 2002
  • 200.5 million in commitments
  • From 35,000 donors
  • 53.6 million in new campus facilities

9
James B. Duke LibraryExpansion and Renovation
  • 23.8 million in gifts and pledges
  • 9.5 million from the Duke Endowment
  • 6 million
  • 2 million
  • Several 1 million

10
From Vision to Construction
  • Fundraising Milestones
  • The Duke Endowment - 9.5 million
  • Rinker Challenge
  • The Charlie Peace Wing
  • Charlies Challenge
  • Other naming gifts

11
Words of Advice
  • Not enough to have a noble cause
  • People need to be convinced
  • We fit Furmans plans into peoples hopes and
    dreams
  • Fundraising volunteers must take ownership

12
Most Effective Publication
  • Just in time
  • Tailored to donor
  • Case statement
  • Continually updated
  • Delivered in person

13
Library Directors Role
  • Demonstrate the need
  • Create the vision
  • Communicate the vision
  • Plan the building
  • Participate in fundraising opportunities

14
Demonstrating the NeedThe James B. Duke Library
Building Project
  • Why?

15
James B. Duke Library Facility Inadequacies
  • Insufficient seating
  • No group study rooms
  • No 24-hour study area
  • No computer facilities for writing papers
  • No hands-on library instruction room

16
Comparison with PeersPercentage of Students
Seated
Davidson- 40
Trinity- 40
Washington Lee - 34
Wake Forest - 23
Furman - 13
17
James B. Duke Library More Facility
Inadequacies
  • Substandard
  • Lighting
  • Air circulation
  • Fire escape routes
  • Office space for librarians and support staff
  • Space for archives and special collections
  • Faculty carrels

18
Building Highlights
  • 52,000 square feet of new space
  • 70,000 square feet of renovated space
  • 24 group study rooms
  • 900 seats
  • Multimedia Commons Help Desk
  • 24-hour study and computing area

19
More Building Highlights
  • Wireless network access
  • Laptop check-out
  • Center for Collaborative Learning and
    Communication (CCLC)
  • Education Curriculum Center
  • Leisure reading and study areas

20
Artist Renderings
  • East exterior (front)
  • http//library.furman.edu/building/images/eastnew
    .jpg
  • West exterior
  • http//library.furman.edu/building/images/westext
    erior2.jpg
  • North exterior
  • http//library.furman.edu/building/images/northex
    terior.jpg
  • North interior
  • http//library.furman.edu/building/images/northin
    terior.jpg

21
The Future Library will be
  • A place conducive to collaboration
    contemplation
  • A place that fosters engaged learning
  • The hub of intellectual life on campus
  • Deeply digital and enduringly physical

22
From Vision to Construction
  • Communicating the Vision
  • Vision for the Future of the Furman University
    Libraries
  • The Case for the James B. Duke Library
  • Telling the story at every opportunity
  • Forums for students and faculty
  • Presentations to Trustees, Advisory Council,
    Parents Council, Alumni Council, etc.
  • Lots of good press

23
Library Building ProjectInformation
  • Building project information
  • http//library.furman.edu/building/
  • Up-to-Date Library Conditions
  • http//library.furman.edu/icu/

24
Role of the Library Director
  • How important is the participation of the
    Library Director in fund raising for a building
    project?
  • Answer
  • Absolutely critical.

25
Lessons Learned (thus far)
  • Ask experienced ones for advice
  • Be ready and willing to speak to groups
  • Dont be discouraged with setbacks
  • Forge good relationships with your Development
    Office

26
From Vision to ConstructionBuilding Fund
Raising Success
  • ALADN Conference
  • March 24, 2003

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