Hollins Receives ‘Unprecedented and Extraordinary’ Challenge to Raise $10 Million
In recognition of Hollins University’s 175th anniversary this year, an anonymous donor has committed to give Hollins $5 million if the university can raise $10 million in new gifts and pledges by June 30, 2017.
Hollins Receives History-Making $20 Million Philanthropic Commitment to the University’s Unrestricted Endowment
Hollins has received the largest single gift assurance in the university’s 175-year history: Elizabeth Hall McDonnell ’62 and her husband, James S. McDonnell III, have arranged a commitment through the JSM Charitable Trust of $20 million.
Hollins Welcomes $6.5 Million Pledge to Support Science, Theatre, and Playwriting Programs
Hollins has received a financial commitment of $6.5 million from Mr. and Mrs. James McDonnell III to fund renovations to the university’s Dana Science Building and Hollins Theatre, and expand the number of faculty in the theatre and playwriting programs.
Hollins Receives Grant from the NADA Foundation
Hollins University has received a $7,000 donation from the National Automobile Dealers Charitable Foundation to be used for the emergency needs of students. The contribution was provided through the NADA Foundation’s Joseph J. Sanchez Memorial Fund.
Hollins Endowment Rises Despite Downward Swing Nationally
The university’s endowment increased from $152.7 million to $163.5 million, an all-time high, over an 18-month period betweem mid-2011 and the end of 2012.
New Award Pays Homage to the Memory of Film Professor Klaus Phillips
Screenwriters/scholars Hal Ackerman and Tim Albaugh have created an annual award for the student-written screenplay “that best exemplifies the joyous, courageous, independent spirit” of the founding director of Hollins’ graduate programs in screenwriting and film studies.
Hollins Gets $20,000 for Hill House Preservation
The Helen S. and Charles G. Patterson, Jr. Charitable Foundation Trust made the gift, which supports the restoration of Rath Haus, one of the university’s historic structures.
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