CONWAY, Ark. (April 8, 2022) – Hendrix College completed a $2
million challenge from the Mabee
Foundation this spring to support the $9.2 million Residence
Hall Renewal Project .
Hendrix has raised $9,228,935 from 129 donors, surpassing its
original goal to fund the renovations of historic Martin and Veasey Halls,
which will re-open to students in fall 2022.
“We are so grateful to our alumni, donors, and friends of the
College whose generous support made this project possible,” said Hendrix
President Ellis Arnold. “They were inspired by the lifelong friendships they
formed at Hendrix, and their generosity means that future generations of
students will make cherished memories on campus.
“We are looking forward to Martin and Veasey once again being
vital parts of campus life in the fall of 2022,” said Arnold. “The renovation
of these two beloved residence halls in the heart of campus represents our
priority to enhance the student experience at Hendrix.”
The Residence Hall Renewal Project is part of A Time
to Lead, the College’s $150 million campaign. Earlier this year, Hendrix
announced that it had secured $146 million in gifts and pledges (including $33
million raised in the past 14 months) toward its fundraising goal.
About the Mabee Foundation
The Mabee Foundation was formed in 1948 by John and Lottie
Mabee. Hard workers, innovative entrepreneurs, and shrewd investors, they built
an impressive business and were gracious and generous as they shared their
financial blessings with others through various forms of
philanthropy. Since its inception, the Mabee Foundation has grown to a
value of over $1.5 billion and has made grants totaling over $1.5 billion.
Mabee Foundation Challenge Grants have enabled many organizations to finish projects
in a timely fashion and, in the process, to build their bases of support in
such a way as to help ensure the health of the organizations for the long-term.
Learn more at www.mabeefoundation.com.
About Hendrix College
A private liberal arts college in Conway, Arkansas, Hendrix
College consistently earns recognition as one of the country’s leading liberal
arts institutions, and is featured in Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools
That Will Change the Way You Think About Colleges. Its academic quality and
rigor, innovation, and value have established Hendrix as a fixture in numerous
college guides, lists, and rankings. Founded in 1876, Hendrix has been
affiliated with the United Methodist Church since 1884. To learn more, visit www.hendrix.edu.