Campaign Kick-Off

“Always remember this night. This is the night when good people came together to do great things for tomorrow!” – President Mark A. Heckler

On a night to remember, Valparaiso University launched Forever Valpo: The Campaign for Our Future – a $250 million endowment campaign that will establish permanent support for scholarships, faculty development, and programs.

More than 2,000 members of the Valpo family attended the Sept. 23, 2016, kick-off celebration in the Athletics-Recreation Center (ARC) and heard remarks from President Mark A. Heckler and the four Campaign Co-Chairs – Jay Christopher ’67, ’99H, Joyce Hagen ’79, Bob Hansen ’82, and Andy Nunemaker ’91.

The celebration really ramped up when President Heckler was joined on stage by the co-chairs, a throbbing beat filled the ARC, and 2,000 LED wristbands illuminated the audience. “Let’s celebrate Forever Valpo,” President Heckler declared as the curtain dropped for the Barenaked Ladies concert.

If you were on campus, you felt the excitement generated from the Campaign kick-off, the football team’s win, and the largest Homecoming attendance ever. If you missed, don’t worry. During the next year we will take Forever Valpo on the road.

Regional kick-off events will be held in the following cities. Click on each for more information and to register.
Chicago – Nov. 12, 2016
Las Vegas – Nov. 22, 2016
Phoenix – Jan. 27, 2017
Naples – Feb. 11, 2017
New York – Mar 31, 2017