About the Campaign
President Dennis J. Murray, Trustee and then-Board Chairman Rob Dyson, and Trustee and Campaign Chair Tim Brier ’69 at the 2007 Kick-Off in New York City
Launched in 2007 with an initial goal of $75 million, The Campaign for Marist is the first comprehensive fund raising campaign in the College's history.
A highly successful quiet phase yielded more than $45 million in new gifts and pledges, with extraordinary leadership from the Board of Trustees, alumni, parents and friends of the College, across the country and around the world.
The Oliver Hazard Payne Mansion, home of the Raymond A. Rich Leadership Institute
In 2009, Marist received an historic $75 million gift from the estate of Raymond A. Rich the largest gift ever made to the College.
The bequest included the Oliver Hazard Payne Mansion, a sprawling estate on 60 acres in Esopus, N.Y., with a value estimated at $65 million and $10 million in cash to support the creation and development of the Raymond A. Rich Institute for Leadership Development. Subsequently, the campaign goal was doubled to $150 million the benchmark the College recently surpassed.
Marist Institute for Public Opinion Director Dr. Lee Miringoff with student callers in the poll's new Hancock Center home
The Campaign has resulted in dramatic improvements across the campus, and nearly every area of the College has been strengthened and enriched through campaign resources.
From impressive capital projects that have dramatically enhanced Marist's campus, to the addition of vital new endowed funds supporting ground-breaking research and providing much-needed scholarships for talented, deserving students, The Campaign for Marist has already had a considerable impact that can be seen and felt throughout the Marist community.
Now, in the Campaign's final year, the Marist community is poised to significantly exceed its revised goal. The opportunity to build on the tremendous momentum in place has created a truly exciting platform for the College in 2012.