Manhattan College Celebrates Public Launch of Capital Campaign

The $165 million effort aims to enhance facilities, grow the endowment and enhance student aid. 

Manhattan College President Brennan O’Donnell, Ph.D., announced the public launch of Manhattan College’s capital campaign, Invest in the Vision: The Campaign for Manhattan, at the College’s annual president’s dinner on Thursday, Sept. 19.

Invest in the Vision is the most ambitious fundraising effort in Manhattan College’s 166-year history. It is a historic $165 million campaign to secure and strengthen the College’s educational mission at a time of unprecedented technological, social and economic change.  

Invest in the Vision has identified three top priorities:

  • Enhancing facilities on the College’s North and South campuses
  • Growing endowment for scholarships and faculty development
  • Securing unrestricted support for academic programming and student support services

“For 166 years, our College has prepared students from across the economic spectrum for ethical leadership in their communities and careers,” O’Donnell said. “With the support of loyal alumni and friends, we will remain a beacon of opportunity for all students, regardless of means.”

The College already has raised $120 million toward the campaign’s $165 million goal. The total raised to date includes 23 gifts of $1 million or more, with more than 12,000 donors.

“We remain dedicated to making a quality education accessible to all students who are academically prepared,” O’Donnell said. “College expenses are placing an increasing strain on a growing number of families, and our alumni and friends are coming forward to help close the financial gap. In doing so, they are investing in our students and in our future.”

To learn more, or to make a gift to the Invest in the Vision campaign, visit

By Pete McHugh