Our moment started with you

Giving Thanks

Detail from the stained-glass window in the Fiondella Great Room featuring Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Detail from the stained-glass window in the Fiondella Great Room featuring Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Our Moment: The Next Century Campaign for Providence College began quietly, as most campaigns do, in the summer of 2010. It gained momentum with the 2011 announcement of the leadership gift, from Michael A. Ruane ’71 & ’13Hon. and his wife, Elizabeth, that made possible the Ruane Center for the Humanities — a magnificent and meaningful structure if ever there was one — signifying for all to see that Providence College was on the move.

By the time of the campaign’s public launch in 2014, virtually everybody in the College community was aware of its importance and feeling its impact. New buildings, new programs, and new enthusiasm fueled even more generosity. Once the centennial celebration began in the fall of 2016 and the campaign hurtled toward its conclusion, it was clear that the result would be a success beyond imagining seven years earlier. The final total, $185 million, dwarfed the $140 million stated goal and proclaimed that Providence College, all the while remaining true to its precious core values, had turned a corner toward a future full of promise untold.

In this report, we highlight some of the most significant outcomes, contributions, stories, and moments of this historic campaign — the most successful in College history.

“Each donor is the human face of divine Providence. May God continue to bless you.”

— Rev. Brian J. Shanley, O.P. ’80

College President

Our generous benefactors

Take a look at the full listing of the more than 35,000 benefactors who made the success of Our Moment possible.

Donor Honor Roll

Resounding support for campaign priorities

Four priority areas helped define the Our Moment campaign. PC’s benefactors responded accordingly, providing meaningful support to help the College address needs and pursue goals outlined in its Strategic Plan.

Because of you


Our Moment Campaign: July 1, 2010 – June 30, 2017

Goal: $140,000,000

Above Goal: +32%, 15 months ahead of schedule

Who donated?

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Benefactors

Amount raised

$ 0 M

Student Financial Aid

0 %

of benefactors supported financial aid

0 %

of campaign dollars supported financial aid

0

new endowed scholarships were created

totaling

$ 0 M

During Our Moment

42 percent of PC alumni made a gift during the campaign
of PC alumni made a gift during the campaign
40 percent of all benefactors gave their first gift to Providence College
of all benefactors gave their first gift to Providence College
41 commitments were of $1 million or more
commitments were of $1 million or more

Our Moment in Pictures