Saint Peter’s University Meets Goals for Three of the Six Priorities in University’s Largest Capital Campaign

Jersey City, N.J. – October 21, 2013 – Saint Peter’s University has officially met three of the six goals for Students at the Center: The Campaign for Saint Peter’s University, the largest capital campaign in the University’s history. The comprehensive Campaign was publicly launched in May 2011 and has a minimum total goal of $62 million. The three Campaign priorities which have been completed include The Saint Peter Fund, Endowment and Athletics. The final remaining priorities are the Mac Mahon Student Center, Academics and Jesuit Mission and Identity. Saint Peter’s has currently raised more than $58 million, which is 94 percent of the total goal.

“The progress is a tribute to the dedication and loyalty of more than 8,500 donors,” said Michael A. Fazio, vice president for advancement and external affairs at Saint Peter’s University.  “Their message has been received loud and clear: they believe in what Saint Peter’s is and in what we will become. Now, as we approach the finish line, we are redoubling our efforts, motivated by the impact Students at the Center has already made.”

The three remaining priorities will be the focus of campaign efforts as Students at the Center moves forward. These priorities include the Mac Mahon Student Center, Academics and Jesuit Mission and Identity.

The doors of the Mac Mahon Student Center officially opened in March 2013. The nearly 90,000 square foot, six-story facility is located on the east side of campus spanning from Montgomery Street to Glenwood Avenue. The signature building has transformed the physical campus and now serves as a dynamic hub of activity for the University community. The state-of-the-art facility is a new home for dining, fitness, learning and socializing. The Duncan Family Sky Room serves the local community as an event space for special events and community meetings.

Plans for advancement in academics include program development, faculty support, and academic facility improvements, among other items.

At the heart of Saint Peter’s is its Jesuit mission and values. Specific areas of focus within the Jesuit Mission and Identity priority include funding for campus ministry, retreat programming enhancements, and the operation of St. Aedan’s: The Saint Peter’s University Church.

For more information about the remaining priorities, or to make a gift to Students at the Center: The Campaign for Saint Peter’s University, please visit

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