'These wonderful young women are the future of Bryn Mawr, of our nation, and of the world.'
Bryn Mawr College launched a $225 million comprehensive fundraising campaign--the largest in its history--on October 5, 2002. The Campaign, "Challenging Women: Investing in the Future of Bryn Mawr," will run for five years and has already raised more than $92 million, an amount that exceeds the total raised in the College's last fundraising campaign, which ended in 1993.
The Campaign Launch Weekend included student panel discussions and faculty presentations on the challenges, outlined in The Plan for a New Century, which Bryn Mawr must be able to prepare its students to meet: to continue to advance as women in science; lead in the arts and humanities; prepare effectively for life in an increasingly global environment; build strong, diverse communities; use technology for teaching and learning; and strive for balance between academics and other aspects of a modern, healthy life. "The Challenging Women campaign will seek funding that is essential if we are to achieve the core goals in our strategic plan," said President of the College Nancy J. Vickers.
"Look at these wonderful young women," said Sally Hoover Zeckhauser '64, Chairman of the Board of Trustees at the launch. "They are the future of Bryn Mawr and the future of our nation and the world. We must keep alive the very special experience that is Bryn Mawr. That is our purpose in launching this bold effort, a campaign that asks-indeed demands-that each one of us illustrate his or her aspirations for the Bryn Mawr of the future." In this issue, the Bulletin brings you a portrait of some of these women along with the passion they share for ideas and making an impact in the world.
For more information about investing in the future of Bryn Mawr, please visit the Campaign website.