Campaign Cornerstones: McClelland Park
From University of Arizona students to CEOs of top retail concerns, a diverse group of nearly 2,000 supporters raised $25 million for the new home of the John and Doris School of Family and Consumer Sciences.
Private donors completely funded the 72,000-square-foot McClelland Park Building at Park Avenue and Fourth Street. They ranged from students who held pizza parties to industry partners and alumni who gave substantial support. Money also came from parents, faculty, foundations, friends and the community.
“I am humbled that McClelland Park inspired so many people to join in working toward a common good,” said Soyeon Shim, the school’s director.
The school launched Campaign Cornerstones in 2004 to fund the building that would finally bring all its activities under one roof.
More than 20 corporations pledged nearly $2 million after alumnus Terry J. Lundgren, CEO of Macy’s Inc., and UA President Robert Shelton hosted a Manhattan VIP reception.
A grassroots effort in the last 12 months of the campaign earned the school an $800,000 Kresge Foundation Challenge Grant. Hundreds of supporters made small and large gifts, ranging from $10 to $500,000, that totaled more than $2.8 million.