Campaign Celebrates Successes, Sets Sights on Renovations

Thanks to the generous support of benefactors, SLUH has experienced remarkable campaign progress. Some successes include:


  • Grown the endowment by 97% since 2015
  • Enhanced annual giving and support for annual giving events that support current year financial aid


  • Launched College Counseling Department with 4 College Counselors and array of programming; sustaining salaries and expenses of College Counseling Department. Simultaneously created capacity in Student Counseling Department to prioritize student holistic health and well-being.
  • Created Learning Center and Curriculum Outreach Program
  • Expanded retreat programs in Campus Ministry
  • Created Sophomore Service and Junior Retreat Program for all students; increased number of students attending Kairos.
  • Established Director of Global Education
  • Launched Arabic Language and Culture Studies; sustaining salaries and expenses.
  • Developed New Immersion Partnerships with Jesuit Schools in Columbia and Taiwan; service opportunities at multiple international locations
  • Hired a Director of the Innovation Lab
  • Facilitated Comprehensive Curriculum Review, interdepartmental professional development, and
  • Expanded capacity of Advancement Department and developed a major gift program.


  • Renovated Science Labs
  • Created the James Guth Costigan ‘62 Innovation Lab (5,200 SF Maker space, robotics lab to anchor STEM programming) by repurposing existing space
  • Acquisition and Renovation of Madonna della Strada Retreat Center
  • Nearly $4.25 million committed to renovating the Chapel and surrounding corridors (northern half of Backer Memorial building)


Moving forward, SLUH seeks to secure funding for several important projects to realize its 21st century campus vision, including:

  • The J. Anthony '57 and Donna M. Dill Center for Academic Success
  • Renovation of SLUH’s chapel and David J. and Kelly E. Laughlin Campus Ministry Center
  • Build the endowment to ensure our commitment to need-blind admission and meeting 100 percent of demonstrated need from students (currently more than $4 million/year)
  • $69,716,209
  • $70,000,000