We believe today’s students are the leaders of tomorrow. Southern Adventist University is in the business of training leaders. For tomorrow’s workplace. Tomorrow’s church. Tomorrow’s world. Young people continue to enroll at Southern, seeking the life-changing environment that leads to personal transformation and readiness for careers, ministry, and service.
In order to achieve our goal of enriching the Southern experience for students and keeping tuition affordable, we are raising $50 million. To date we have received $54 million in cash and pledges, 108.90% of our overall goal.
Total raised in cash and pledges for Southern's capital campaign as of May 1, 2020
“If you look at where Southern is today compared to where it was 10 years ago, and if you take a look at where it could be 10 years from now, raising the 50 million dollars is exactly what this organization needs to do to continue to attract and promote Adventist Christian education.” – Terry Shaw, ’84, President and CEO for Adventist Health System
Campaign gifts will help us build a new student center, grow endowments, strengthen annual giving, and expand the Southern experience.
We believe a private, Christian education should be an option for everyone. Endowments create perpetual funding for faculty research, programs, and scholarships.
We believe annual giving to Southern is important. These gifts keep tuition lower than the university's actual per-student expenses, strengthen the Southern Experience, and provide scholarships needed for worthy students. Below is the progress for this year.
We have all of the $13 million available to build the Bietz Center for Student Life! We will continue to offer naming opportunities for those areas not already designated.
We believe in discovery. Increasing academic spaces will consolidate disconnected classrooms, work spaces, and faculty offices to create more areas for brainstorming, learning, and creating.
We believe by living together and studying together, students are immersed in opportunities that encourage transformation on a campus that displays the beauty of nature.
We value our donors and Southern community. Keeping you updated on the campaign is important as we share our visions.
Students, employees, and alumni vote using website and social media
Construction update video features presidential conversation between David Smith and BobbleBietz
More than $280,000 given to student scholarships, other areas
$250,000 project will be completed in fall 2019
Holly Gadd, PhD, named the AdventHealth Chair of Nursing Education
Webcam keeps alumni and friends up to date on construction progress
Improvements will help modernize the library’s exterior while adding interior square footage
$100,000 available annually over a five-year period
Donor gifts help Southern become increasingly beautiful, peaceful
The 4,000 square feet of repurposed space was once occupied by WSMC
Facility will nurture community, highlight synergy between faith and art
Architectural renderings for each floor of the 40,000-square-foot student center
Passionate donors wanted to recognize retired religion professor and dean
WISE program matches earnings that students apply toward tuition
$400,000 corporate contribution will reduce financial roadblocks
Money given anonymously in honor of David Steen, ’68, former biology professor and department chair
72-hour fundraising push resulted in 264 donors contributing more than $42,000 toward renovations
Each tree label will include a QR code that users scan with a phone app, leading to detailed information
Information hub has seen an increase in the circulation of books and media items
Interest from $3 million in contributions defrays, in perpetuity, the cost of faculty position