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Building the success of the capital campaign

This computer-generated rendering of the Chiropractic Learning Resource Center shows the northwest corner of the building as it will appear next to the rest of the Davenport campus. The image was created by Scholtz Gowey Gere Marolf, Architects & Interior Designers, P.C.
Computer generated model of CLRC

The “Building the Future Fountainhead” capital campaign keeps rolling forward and is moving steadily toward its goal of $35 million. The campaign has raised $30.5 million as of press time and will close on Dec. 31, 2006.

“The challenge gift from Drs. Maurice and Laurel Pisciottano and the leadership gifts from the Bechtel Trust, Dr. William Harris and Vickie Palmer have given the campaign extra momentum,” said Chief Development Officer Drew Boster. “Numerous major gifts for naming opportunities in the Chiropractic Learning Resource Center (CLRC) have also had an impact on our success to date.”

Boster noted that the capital campaign is comprehensive and goes toward capital projects, endowment and annual operations. The endowment is Palmer College of Chiropractic’s savings account; while the principle will not be touched, a portion of the interest earned will be used to fund scholarships and secure Palmer’s future. Gifts to annual operations allow Palmer to meet students’ academic needs, provide resources and fund special projects.

With excavation of the work site completed, Anderson Construction, a subcontractor to Estes Construction, builds the grade beams and foundation walls for the lower level of the CLRC, which will adjoin the Campus Center, left.
CLRC Excavation

“Community support is very valuable. We have raised nearly $3.3 million from the local Quad-City community thanks to the volunteer leadership of Mike Duffy of Per Mar Security and John Anderson of Quad City Bank & Trust,” said Boster. “I also want to thank Dr. Don and Brenda Gran for heading a program on Palmer’s Davenport campus, which generated $230,520 in gifts and pledges from 131 individuals.”

Members of the Development Office will be traveling extensively through the end of the calendar year to encourage alumni and friends to take part in this important campaign and help make a difference in the future of Palmer College and chiropractic.

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