CONTACT: Susie P. Gonzalez
Sept. 25, 2009
Trinity University’s Capital Campaign Totals
President John R. Brazil with
trustees John C. Korbell and Tim Hixon '64
– Trinity University has announced that Dream. Inspire. Achieve. The
Campaign for Trinity University has concluded with a final fund raising
total of $205,953,000. The final total, which exceeds the comprehensive
campaign’s initial goal by nearly $6 million, was made public Thursday,
Sept. 24, during the President’s Dinner, a gala honoring major benefactors
of the University and celebrating the successful conclusion of the Campaign,
the largest campaign from private sources in the South Texas region.
helps define Trinity’s possibilities and creates conditions that will allow
it to accelerate its goal of providing the quality of educational experience
that will ensure our graduates are ready to live successful lives, be
contributing citizens of great integrity and character, equipped to lead,
and poised to shape the future,” said Trinity president John R. Brazil.
About 350 people, including more
than 65 students, attended the dinner at the Marriott Rivercenter in
downtown San Antonio. Guests were greeted by student athletes in sports
uniforms along with fraternity and sorority members wearing Greek jerseys,
as well as student representatives from all academic disciplines. Each guest
received a photo frame with a picture of two Trinity landmarks, the Miller
Fountain at the center of campus and the Murchison Tower. The frame also
included a thank-you message and signature of President Brazil.
Entertainment was provided by the
Acabellas, an all female student a cappella singing group. Campaign
news was shared by Tim Hixon ’64, chairman of the Trinity Board of Trustees,
and by James F. Dicke II ’68, also a Trinity Trustee.
’71, ’73, another Trustee, delivered a champagne toast before the screening
of a video showcasing the Class of 2013 as they moved into their residence
halls in August, attended the first year convocation, and climbed the
Murchison Tower. “To successful endings, new beginnings, and to John and
Janice Brazil, thank you and best wishes. And, of course to Trinity
University.” Huntley’s toast to the Brazils acknowledged the University’s
appreciation for their 10 years of service. Earlier this year Dr. Brazil
announced he would retire from the Trinity presidency in January 2010.
for Trinity University was launched Sept. 22, 2005 as the most ambitious and
challenging advancement initiative in Trinity’s history. With a goal of $200
million, the campaign is assisting Trinity in its quest to recruit the best
and brightest students, regardless of their financial circumstances. In
addition to scholarships, the Campaign supports innovative new academic
programs that capitalize on Trinity’s strengths and meets the demands of the
global society in which students must thrive.
University is a nationally recognized liberal arts and sciences institution
noted for its exceptional faculty and commitment to the comprehensive
preparation of its talented student body. It is a learning community that
has charted its course with a steadfast commitment to excellence since it
was founded in 1869.