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End-of-campaign contributions help capital campaign surpass $35 million goal

Several major contributions and pledges received in the final months of Palmer’s $35 million Building the Future Fountainhead capital campaign resulted in the campaign exceeding its goal by Dec. 31, 2006. This achievement is significant since several large challenge grants and pledges were earned because of it. These include a $750,000 grant from The Kresge Foundation and a $3 million pledge from Drs. Maurice and Laurel Pisciottano. The Kresge Foundation grant is the first ever awarded to a chiropractic college, and the challenge pledge from Drs. Maurice and Laurel Pisciottano is the largest single alumni contribution to the campaign.

Contributions received in the final months of the campaign included a $1 million anonymous pledge and a $500,000 pledge from the Bechtel Trusts. These donations helped to build momentum as the campaign drew to a close and motivated others to make additional pledges to ensure that Palmer met its $35 million goal by the deadline. The successful completion of the campaign and the opening of the Chiropractic Learning Resource Center will be celebrated at Homecoming 2007 on the Davenport Campus. While the unofficial end of the campaign was Dec. 31, 2006, the Development staff will welcome gifts from those who want to be a part of this history-making event through the end of Palmer’s fiscal year on June 30, 2007.

“Reaching our goal for this capital campaign is an historic achievement for Palmer College of Chiropractic and for the chiropractic profession,” said Executive Director of Development Drew Boster. “Our alumni, employees, students, friends and members of the Quad-City community were generous beyond our hopes and dreams. On top of all of this, my incredible staff in the Development Office has worked tirelessly over the past five years to ensure the success of this campaign.”

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