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Transformations: Capital Campaign

Transformation: A Plan for Eastern
Eastern University’s residential campus in St. Davids, Pennsylvania (near Philadelphia, PA). is a transformational place where advanced knowledge and spiritual formation are overarching goals in all we do.  A transformational university influences the way society makes major changes and solves difficult problems, particularly in urban neighborhoods. For example, when the late 20th Century developing world experienced simultaneous collapses of communism and apartheid, Eastern enrolled Christian students from more than 90 countries in advanced studies in economic development. Graduates helped generate more than 2 million jobs. The early 21st Century has seen an unprecedented move of the Holy Spirit throughout those countries, with effective witness by Christ’s followers whose own lives have been transformed by faith and microenterprise.

Closer to home, America’s urban neighborhoods are often trapped in a spiral of poverty, violence and despair. Yet a transformational Eastern University influenced change by opening a Latino college, an Early College High School and an urban collegiate institute in three of Philadelphia’s most challenged communities.

Eastern’s residential campus in St. Davids is a transformational place where advanced knowledge and spiritual formation are overarching goals in all we do. The Student Center presented in this case statement will be a first step in a focused journey to transform a beautiful old estate into a modern center for higher learning. The Center for Performing Arts and the Science Center to follow will be critical next steps, with the construction of a new Palmer Seminary and Campolo Graduate and Professional Studies campus not far behind. A new Field House and Fitness Center will complete the journey some years out.

Technology, growth and a commitment to excellence demand that we make this historic transformation in St. Davids. Your co-investment in this exceptional University’s work will make a significant difference in our ability to take this journey for the benefit of all of Eastern University’s students.

Learn More:
We Believe in Transformation - Learn about our vision for Eastern's future
Acknowledging the Past, Looking Toward the Future - See plans for Eastern's multi-faceted new Student Center
Walton Hall: A New Beginning - Read about plans to renovate and repurpose the inside of Walton Hall
Transformation, a Plan for Eastern - Learn how Eastern's transformation will help prepare our students for lives of service

Help Transform Eastern University

Contact the Eastern University Office of Development
610.341.5932 or develop@eastern.edu

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