FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
REED RECEIVES GRANT FOR CAMPUS CENTER PROJECTReed College has received a $300,000 grant from the Collins Foundation to help fund the construction of Reed s new campus center.
The campus center, unifying the commons, bookstore, and student union into a coherent space with offices for student organizations, formal and informal gathering places, and inviting dining facilities, is a much-needed enhancement to community life. Part of the additions will include a new multipurpose freestanding auditorium. Construction began in August 1996 and will be completed by fall 1997.
The Collins Foundation, an independent private foundation, was created in 1947 by Truman W. Collins and other members of the family of E.S. Collins. The mission of the Collins Foundation is to improve, enrich, and give greater expression to the religious, educational, cultural, and scientific endeavors in the state of Oregon and to assist in improving the quality of life in the state.
The Collins Foundation has been consistently supportive of liberal arts colleges in the past, and Reed in particular, through their Retained Interest Contract Challenge Grant and Alumni Challenge program, both designed to increase alumni support.