Build With Purpose:

Improvement Through Capital Projects

The educational spaces and places both on our campus and in our community—from buildings on the Quad to area parks and trails—serve many purposes. They provide homes away from home, classrooms that engage and inspire, and countless backdrops for individuals immersing themselves in the Albion College experience.

Gifts toward capital projects will give our students access to innovative resources and spaces that enhance academic and student life experiences, both on and off campus.

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Richard and Marilyn Vitek Center for Musical Arts

Marking a crescendo in the Class of 1956 alumni couple’s long record of giving, the Viteks’ lead gift celebrates the timelessness and universality of music through a new building on campus that will feature a 200-seat recital hall, dedicated choir and orchestra practice rooms, and more. “The Vitek Center will transform the study and performance of music at Albion College for years to come,” President Mauri Ditzler says.
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Reimagining the Dow Center and Kresge Gymnasium

Joe, ’82, and Julie Serra have given a $5 million leadership gift to launch a fundraising initiative to make two dreams a reality. The first is a newly expanded fitness and student activity facility at the site of the current Dow Recreation and Wellness Center. The second is a new or renovated competition facility for the volleyball and basketball teams that currently call Kresge Gymnasium home.
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Harrington Neighborhood

Through a generous gift from Mike and Judy Harrington, ’85 ’86, Albion College is able to provide forgivable loans that incentivizes faculty and staff to live near campus. Not only is this helping to revitalize the neighborhood on and around Cass Street connecting campus and downtown Albion, it is supporting and enhancing the true liberal arts experience.
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Residential Living Fund

A residential living community supports the student learning experience outside of the classroom, and gifts supporting the Residential Living Fund will provide improvements to campus living areas. From serendipitous meetings on the front porch with local faculty, to engaging in campus social programs with their peers. With a thriving campus community, Albion College is “dramatically residential.”
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Much More Than a Front Door

The Bonta Admission Center is now the Bonta Welcome Center after its 2019 expansion, with lead support from the family of Frank Bonta, ’49,

Inspiring Rally

Alums (including Dave Haak, ’84) step up to support the College’s tennis-court renovation project.

Place of Honor

The Petherick Family Walk of Scholars, a recent addition to the Quad, recognizes donors of transformational gifts and serves as a unique gathering spot.

Our Community

I would have gone anywhere for choir. Just the thought of a music building on campus, that’s going to elevate everything.

Ellen Ferguson Keleman, ’80
New York

We were pretty committed to music at Albion. [The Vitek Center] is such a good addition to the College. We’re all Britons.

Jim Royle and Tamara Royle, ’63 ’63

Albion provided me with an outstanding education while also pursuing extracurricular activities. This provided the foundation to work on world-class neuroscience problems.

Vincent Magnotta, ’91