2022 Reunion Gift Project: A Garden Plaza – Asbury University
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2022 Reunion Gift Project: A Garden Plaza

“We are excited to be able to bring this project to fruition. We look forward to bringing our grandson (Future Asburian, Class of 2038), up to play on the Splash Pad and watch Asbury athletes in action. And we know it will be a great addition to the outdoor space on campus for class gatherings and summer reunions. Join us in supporting this worthwhile project!”

— Frank ’77 and Hope ’77 McFadden ’77

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The Project

Each year, classes celebrating a banner reunion join to fund a project of significant importance to our alma mater. The 2022 Reunion Gift Project will construct a Garden Plaza that will provide a beautiful outdoor space for conversation and celebration for students, families and alumni.

The planned Plaza is a large, elevated area next to the Luce Center and adjacent to the baseball and softball facilities. The Plaza also overlooks the TeamAU field where soccer is played. It will consist of artfully designed hardscaped and landscaped areas, which will provide practical seating and offer a great stop between events or a contemplative space to sit and reflect.

Matching Gift

The cost estimate for the project is $350,000, which is more than our typical Reunion Gift goal of $250,000. As plans for the project were discussed, an alumni family determined that they wanted to help bring this project to fruition and have committed a $100,000 matching gift to encourage meaningful gifts to the project. What a blessing!

Will you join us by making an early pledge to the project? Gifts and pledges made before December 31, 2021, will be doubled through the matching challenge, up to $100,000. The matching funds will not apply directly a class total, but they will be added to the overall project so that the Garden Plaza can be completed as planned.

 
REUNION GIFT PROJECT CO-CHAIRS Frank ’77 & Hope ’77 McFadden
Anchored Class of 2017 Rachel Hoagland ’17
Zealous Class of 2012 Kim Martin ’12 Levengood
Transforming Class of 2007 Gabe Lawson ’07
Abiding Class of 2002 Gwen Jurisch ’02
Peacemaker Class of 1997 Tim Vaughan ’97
Messenger Class of 1992 Kimberly Kyriakidis ’92 George Race, James Hamilton ’92
Watchmen Class of 1987 Dennis Norton ’87
Defender Class of 1982 Jaime Green ’82
Viking Class of 1977 Beth Feather ’77
Warrior Class of 1972 Cherith Brabon ’72 Rydbeck
Titan Class of 1967 Terry Faris ’67
Explorer Class of 1962 Jerry Bock ’62
Torchbearer Class of 1957 Carlton Casey ’57
Rocket Class of 1952 & Golden Grads David Williamson ’52 (honorary)

A small percentage of each year’s Reunion Gift Project funds Asbury’s online alumni community and other digital engagement efforts.

For additional information or to receive a pledge form: contact Carolyn Ridley ’81 or Jeannie Banter ’06, at (859) 858‑3511, or email advancement@asbury.edu. To make a secure gift online visit www.asbury.edu/reuniongift/give/.

For Reunion questions, please call the Alumni Office at (859) 858‑3511, x2534, or email reunion@asbury.edu. Registration materials for Reunion will be in the spring issue of the Ambassador magazine.