It was five years ago, in January 2012, that A Soul of Conviction, A Voice of Courage: The Campaign for Biola University was officially launched.
The goal was to raise $180 million for the university in the span of five years. The large sum—nine times larger than Biola’s previous largest fundraising campaign—was so that we could increase our scholarship funds, strengthen our academics, enhance our global reach and make campus improvements like the construction of the new Alton and Lydia Lim Center for Science, Technology and Health.
Thanks to the generosity of thousands of alumni, parents and friends, we have successfully exceeded our goal of raising $180 million for Biola.
Because of the support from friends like you, Biola University’s existing momentum has been accelerated. Physical buildings are rising on campus, online and hybrid programs are flourishing, academic centers have been established, new scholarship funds are easing the financial burden for students. And there is much more to come. The impact of this campaign will be felt for years to come.
Here are just a few tangible examples of how the funding is already being used to make a difference in the lives of Biola students and further the cause of Christ around the world.
Campaign pre-planning begins
Biola's Board of Trustees approves the launch of a 5-year, $180M fundraising campaign
Biola secures lead gifts from families and friends of the institution
Biola launches the campaign to the public at the Ace Hotel in downtown Los Angeles
Biola seeks additional support to meet fundraising goal of $180M
Biola concludes the most historic fundraising campaign in university history