Agenda Item No.   V. B. 4. 

Washburn University Board of Regents

 

SUBJECT:        Chapel Naming 

 

DESCRIPTION:

 

Since the spring of 2003, Washburn University has been engaged in a project to receive the chapel from the Menninger Foundation, transport the building from Menninger to campus, and install and improve the chapel for use by Washburn University.  Washburn had a budget of approximately $450,000 for this project: $400,000 from fundraising and $50,000 from University reserves for landscaping enhancements.   We now have a beautiful chapel at the heart of our campus.  We will recognize all those who have been part of this building=s history and future.  We will specifically acknowledge Irene Nunemaker and the Menninger Foundation through photos and displayed historical accounts showing the heritage and odyssey of the chapel. 

 

Upon receiving the gift of the building, it was understood that significant fundraising would be necessary to cover the capital cost of making the chapel appropriate for use on campus following the move. 

 

Washburn=s and WEA=s policy on naming facilities allows the entity making a single gift of at least half of the project fundraising goal may request a name for the facility.  

 

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS:

The largest gift to this project is tied to the naming privilege.

 

RECOMMENDATION:

President Farley will recommend a name at the meeting.

 

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(date)                                                   Jerry B. Farley, President

 

 


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