Director of Communication and Public Relations
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Calumet College of St. Joseph (CCSJ) unveiled its $7.5 million “Belonging & Becoming Campaign” on Friday, April 21st during its 58th Annual Scholarship Gala held at the Hard Rock Casino. President Amy McCormack informed the crowd that over $6 million has already been raised in the leadership gift phase. “We are excited to launch our Belonging & Becoming Campaign to ensure a dynamic future for CCSJ. With your support we become a stronger institution that is an anchor to our community and a place where many belong,” said Dr. McCormack.
As a Catholic college in the tradition of its founder and sponsor, the Missionaries of the Precious Blood (C.PP.S.), the campaign investments will support: scholarships to continue to make college affordable for years to come; relevant academic programs with a liberal arts foundation; new student-centered spaces to enhance students’ collegiate experience; and the Annual Fund to sustain daily operations.
The campaign is being co-chaired by Larry and Jill Meyers and Tom (’03) and Vicki Znavor (’98). “I have had the honor and privilege to be a Board member since 1991. I am what you might say, committed. I ask that you join family and friends to continue our goal to serve our community and students by helping them enhance their lives through education,” said Larry Meyers, Chair of the Board of Trustees.
Mrs. Znavor, who is also a member of the Board of Trustees, said, “We live in a world where it’s easy to get lost or to be viewed as just another number, but that doesn’t happen at Calumet College of St. Joseph. Our faculty, staff and board care deeply about ensuring our students have every opportunity to be their best and to give something back to the world.”
For more information about the Belonging & Becoming Campaign, visit: ccsj.edu/belongingcampaign.
Calumet College of St. Joseph was founded in 1951, and is the only Catholic college in Northwest Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, offering associate’s, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees. Since 2000, CCSJ has been recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) by the Department of Education – the first college in Indiana to receive the HSI designation.