March 22, 2023

Hendrix School surpasses $150 million fundraising objective

Hendrix School introduced Thursday (Nov. 17) it efficiently reached its $150 million fundraising objective for “A Time to Lead,” the biggest marketing campaign in its 146-year historical past.

With $150.46 million in items and pledges raised so far, Hendrix surpassed the marketing campaign’s objective a yr forward of its December 2023 deadline.

“We’re so grateful to Hendrix alumni, donors, and associates for his or her enthusiastic endorsement and beneficiant assist of the priorities of this marketing campaign,” stated Hendrix School President Ellis Arnold. “Our success is a direct reflection of their robust perception within the mission of Hendrix and their love for the character, spirit, and traditions of the School.”

The $150 million objective included $30 million for the Hendrix Annual Fund, $84 million for the Hendrix endowment, and $36 million for capital tasks.

“Collectively, in lower than 24 months, we’ve got considerably elevated the faculty’s endowment, the engine that can drive the long run success of this establishment,” Arnold stated. “Now we have additionally accomplished renovations of two historic residence halls (Martin and Veasey Halls), which opened to college students this fall, together with quite a few campus enhancements and new packages that can improve the educational and campus life expertise of future generations of Hendrix college students for years to come back.”

Arnold introduced he’ll retire subsequent yr. He appeared within the video beneath to debate the capital marketing campaign.

The fundraising announcement comes two years after Hendrix obtained a $15 million present from the Windgate Basis, the biggest present within the school’s historical past, and expanded its earlier $110 million marketing campaign objective to $150 million after surpassing the unique objective a yr forward of schedule.

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This fall, Hendrix School noticed a rise in each complete and new scholar enrollment for the third consecutive yr. After receiving a report 2,801 purposes for fall 2022, Hendrix welcomed 375 new college students to campus in August, a 13% enhance in comparison with a yr in the past.

This yr’s new scholar enrollment is the best in seven years at Hendrix, with college students from 23 states and a number of international nations.