On Saturday, April 23, the University of Evansville launched Forward >>, the comprehensive campaign dedicated to raising $125 million and investing in three major priorities for the campus. UE kicked off the multi-year project with a gala on campus, during which it was announced that more than $76 million has already been gifted toward the campaign.

“At UE, we have fostered a culture among our students to create positive change – not in 10 years, not after graduation, but now,” said Christopher M. Pietruszkiewicz, president of the University. “This campaign takes that culture to a new level. With this support, we can create a great impact across every facet of our campus."

Young adults must be equipped with the knowledge and skills to meet the demands of a rapidly evolving workforce. UE has adopted a forward-thinking approach to accommodate future generations of Aces, and the campaign will expand learning opportunities and experiences prior to graduation. The three pillars of Forward >> are listed here. More detailed information can be found at forward.evansville.edu as well as the press release that will be made public.

  • Powering a Transformational, Accessible Education: Support for endowed scholarships; the Center for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; the new Wellness and Recreation Center, and Carson Center revitalization.
  • Bringing Academics to Life: Support for the Center for Innovation & Change, updates and improvements to Wallace B. Graves Hall, Engineering Project Building, and the Harlaxton study abroad experience.
  • Fueling Faculty Who Discover, Teach, and Mentor: Support for endowed chairs and professorships, academic department funds, and student/faculty research.

Gifts can be made toward Forward >> at any time by visiting forward.evansville.edu. Updates on the amount gifted toward the comprehensive campaign will also be provided on the same webpage. All gifts will create a lasting impact on the University and support Aces for many years to come.