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The Forward Thinking Campaign

The Vision for the College of Arts and Sciences

Campaign Goal: $300 million
Campaign dollars raised so far: $262 million

CWRU Annual Report 2017
CWRU Annual Report 2016

Student Support
Undergraduate and graduate students alike enjoy a vibrant experience at the College of Arts and Sciences. They benefit from the mentorship of expert professors, exciting research opportunities and innovative joint programs with University Circle institutions. Too often, however, qualified students aren’t able to benefit from these opportunities because financial resources restrict them from attending Case Western Reserve. By securing significant new support for scholarships and graduate fellowships, the college will be able to compete for the nation’s most promising talent.

Raised for scholarships so far: $38 million

Faculty Support
The college’s more than 250 faculty members engage in pioneering research across 75 disciplines and on each of the seven continents. The college now seeks to increase the size, visibility and strength of the faculty by providing startup funding and continued support to attract and retain eminent scientists and scholars. The campaign also will allow the college to create additional endowed chairs, especially in interdisciplinary fields, for distinguished faculty members who will become leaders in advancing the college’s mission in education and research.

Raised to support faculty so far: $34 million

Programmatic Support
The College of Arts and Sciences seeks to strengthen its high-profile departments and those poised to achieve greater national distinction. At the same time, it will establish new areas of excellence that cross disciplinary boundaries, creating new avenues to address the world’s future concerns. Reaching these goals will require targeted investments in faculty research, expansion of existing departments and programs, and the creation of named interdisciplinary centers.

Raised for programs and new initiatives so far: $118 million
Raised to support research so far: $13 million

The College of Arts and Sciences has an opportunity to meet its extensive facilities needs and forge an educational environment at the forefront of innovation. Through the campaign, the college seeks to address its immediate needs and those of the long term. To this end, the college hopes to expand and renovate laboratories, build classrooms adapted to new technologies and instructional approaches, and upgrade student activity space.

The creation of The Milton and Tamar Maltz Performing Arts Center at The Temple – Tifereth Israel will bring an essential element of the college’s vision to life. The renovation of the iconic complex in University Circle will provide a unified home for the college’s superb programs in theater, dance and music. The revitalization of other spaces throughout the Case and Mather quads will restore the beauty and functionality of significant buildings, enabling the college to accommodate growing programs and meet student and faculty needs.

To learn more about supporting campaign initiatives at the College of Arts and Sciences, please contact the Office of Development and External Relations at 800.360.5308 or

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