The Next Chapter

USD President James T. Harris III alongside Student Campaign Committee Chair Erin Smith ‘17, Honorary Campaign Chair Darlene V. Shiley, Campaign Chair James D. Power IV ‘85 and Board of Trustees Chair Ron Fowler

CAMPAIGN AIMS TO IMPACT THE STUDENT EXPERIENCE

The most exciting and ambitious fundraising initiative in the history of the University of San Diego was announced in February 2016.

Leading Change: The Campaign for USD will endeavor to raise $300 million and impact virtually every aspect of the student experience, focusing on five critical areas: capital projects, scholarships, program and faculty support and the endowment. More than $200 million
of the goal was raised during the early, quiet phase of the comprehensive campaign.

A campaign launch event featured remarks by President James T. Harris III. (Shown at left, above, alongside Student Campaign Committee Chair Erin Smith ‘17, Honorary Campaign Chair Darlene V. Shiley, Campaign Chair James D. Power IV ‘85 and Board of Trustees Chair Ron Fowler.)

“USD is a community on an adventurous mission of light and enlightenment,” said President Harris. “Our university began, quite literally, with little more than a hope and a prayer. Less than 70 years later, USD is the youngest institution to be ranked among the nation’s top 100 doctoral universities by U.S. News & World Report. I believe that Leading Change: The Campaign for USD will provide us with the support we need to write the next chapter in the university’s amazing story.”

As part of the campaign launch, over the course of the spring, President Harris em-barked on a series of Torero Tours in order to meet USD supporters and give them a chance to learn about the campaign. Spanning the United States, the two-month tour allowed him to connect with hundreds of alumni, parents and friends in Denver, Las Vegas, Chicago, Seattle, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., New York, Phoenix, Orange County and Los Angeles, culminating in a festive celebration on the USD campus.

“The success of the Torero Tours confirms that the University of San Diego network is vibrant and growing stronger each and every day,” says President Harris.

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