As a part of the University of Evansville’s current capital campaign, two very significant gifts have been made to the Harlaxton campus. Sharon and Burkley McCarthy (she is a trustee of the University) have committed $500,000 to restoring the Manor Gatehouse. The Gatehouse was originally two dwellings for servants of Gregory Gregory. Plans are to again create two living or guest apartments. As the Gatehouse is part of the Manor’s English Heritage Grade I listed status, English Heritage will provide oversight and grant funds for this project. Alan and Sharon Braun (he is a trustee of the University) have given $150,000 for two special projects at Harlaxton College. The first is creating a totally wireless Harlaxton Manor campus and upgrading network printing and computer resources. The second is building a small science laboratory for use by chemistry and biology courses. This exciting addition will allow more faculty and students to benefit from a semester abroad at Harlaxton.
Mary Kay Powell, a life trustee of the University, has provided significant funding over the last three years specially dedicated for renovations to student residential spaces. Mrs. Powell, along with her husband George, are long time friends and supporters of Harlaxton College having provided major gifts in the past to create the Carriage House residential space for students.
Annual project gifts from John H. and Ginny Schroeder have recently upgraded faculty offices and meeting spaces and renovated guest rooms. A similar gift this year from John C. and Diane Schroeder will help renovate the Junior Commons room. Both gentlemen are long time members of the University Board of Trustees, with John C. Schroeder now serving as Board Chairman.
Last Updated: 23/08/2011 4:49 PM