Millersville University $100M fundraising campaign largest in its history

Cris Collingwood//January 24, 2023

Millersville University $100M fundraising campaign largest in its history

Cris Collingwood//January 24, 2023

Millersville University’s campaign to raise money for student scholarships, student learning experiences, athletics and campus revitalization has exceeded $100 million, making it the largest fundraising effort in the university’s history. 

Daniel Wubah

The “Imagine the Possible” fundraising campaign that began with the three-year goal of $32 million, has raised $101.4 million in less than six years. 

“The campaign’s success has been made possible due to the overwhelming support from the generous Millersville University community of alumni, friends, current and former employees, students and parents, whose gifts have made a valuable contribution toward the campaign’s phenomenal progress,” said Daniel A. Wubah, president of Millersville University. 

In March 2022, the campaign surpassed its overall fundraising goal of $90 million, with more than a year remaining before the campaign’s conclusion on June 30, 2023.  

““Although this outstanding fundraising accomplishment marks an exceptional moment in the campaign, there is still a great need to continue to raise funds to support student success in the campaign’s final months,” Wubah said. “With the

Victor Ramos

ongoing fundraising efforts, the campaign has the potential to transcend expectations and generate essential funding to allow Millersville University students to excel and succeed.”  

Campaign highlights include the creation of new scholarship endowments and awards and the record-breaking success of the annual One Day Give event.  

Through a donation from Dr. Samuel and Dena Lombardo, Millersville University has the first named college, the Lombardo College of Business, which will be housed in the Samuel N. and Dena M. Lombardo Hall. 

The campaign also established the Wehrheim School of Nursing and scholarships for nontraditional nursing students through an estate gift of $4.8 million from alumnus Liselotte R. Wehrheim and the first unrestricted athletic scholarship fund and the largest gift in Millersville Athletics history from alumnus Lois Morgan toward the renovation of Biemesderfer Stadium to become the Morgan Athletic Complex. 

“As the campaign approaches its conclusion on June 30, 2023, the Millersville University community proudly celebrates the campaign success and the students whose accomplishments are “Exceeding the Imagination,” with immense gratitude for the thousands of donors who have made a meaningful difference in the lives of students,” said Victor Ramos, vice president of Advancement.