Chestertown, MD, October 8, 2002 — A $1 million anonymous challenge grant and a gift of $300,000 from Board Trustee Daryl Swanstrom for the new science center, coupled with fiscal-year-end gifts totaling more than $1.3 million and a bequest of $700,000 from the late William Matthews of Boca Raton, FL, have pushed the total funds raised by the Campaign for Washington's College to more than $84.5 million. Surpassing its original $72 million, five-year goal, the Campaign will continue to raise all it can by its original completion date of December 31, 2003.
Other recent significant gifts include $100,000 from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation for the Rural Communities Leadership Program, to be organized and conducted by the Washington College Center for the Environment and Society. This is the first time the College has received support from this distinguished national funding source.
“The College's capital campaign has had tremendous momentum, carrying us well beyond our expected goals,” said Jack Griswold, Chair of the Campaign for Washington's College. “Our newly convened Milestone Council, a distinguished group of 22 alumni, trustees and other College supporters chaired by College trustee Thomas H. Gale, will keep this momentum going and will work hard to push the Campaign forward in the coming year.”