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University News | 11.12.19

Raising $10 Million for University's First Campaign for Social Justice

Adler University alumni, students, faculty, and staff are agents of change, advancing social justice in their communities around the globe. But in a world where injustice and inequality are on the rise, we know we need to do more.

That’s why we launched our first-ever comprehensive fundraising campaign to enable us to educate more socially responsible practitioners across our three campuses who can be catalysts for change in their communities and beyond.

The Campaign for Social Justice aims to raise $10 million to provide student scholarships, to create innovative solutions to social problems, to support the groundbreaking work of our faculty, and to fund capital projects at our Chicago and Vancouver campuses that support our students and mission-focused work. To date, the campaign has raised $8.6 million.

“After garnering generous pledges from friends of the University for the past few years, we are now moving to the public-facing phase of the campaign,” said David Sinski, Trustee and Chair of the Campaign Steering Committee.

We know there are many more people who share our values and are concerned about health crises and the rising inequality in our communities. In the next year, the Board of Trustees will be sharing the Adler University story with new audiences and asking them to support our mission to create a more just society.”

In May 2019, Adler University held three events to generate awareness of the campaign.

Alumni, supporters, and friends—including individuals from corporations, foundations, and government entities—attended a reception on the Chicago Campus. Cook County State’s Attorney Kimberly Foxx, who also is a trustee of the University, spoke passionately about the importance of our work and our commitment to social justice.

In Vancouver, Bob Rennie, a successful real estate developer, hosted a dinner to introduce influential citizens to the University. The Honourable Janet Austin, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, delivered powerful remarks about the importance of the University’s mission.

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