One of Centenary University’s major strategic goals is to continue and expand our efforts to innovate and adapt to the changing situations of twenty-first century learners as they develop the skills, knowledge, and attributes to thrive in a rapidly changing global society. Innovation often begins with small steps, through the development of prototypes that test the critical concepts informing a new approach, program, or idea.
Centenary is the institution it is today because of the loyal and steadfast commitment from alumni, parents, friends, companies, and organizations.
As we mark the 150th anniversary of our founding, we look towards Centenary University’s bright future.
Thank you for your generosity.
Degrees were awarded to 256 people. Your support of the Centenary Fund gives Centenary immediate, flexible resources to quickly respond to the evolving needs of the University, to provide student scholarships and financial assistance, and to pursue bold learning initiatives both in and out of the classroom.
Members of the Cornelius Walsh Society are among Centenary University’s most generous benefactors. The Society is named for Cornelius Walsh, the first president of the Centenary Board of Trustees, who took hold of the opportunity to shape the University, securing Centenary’s charter, selecting its Hackettstown location and determining the school’s design and funding plans.
Members of the George H. Whitney Society have generously included Centenary in their estates or through other long-term planned gifts, the better to immediately enjoy financial benefits and assist Centenary in the years to come. The Society is named in honor of Centenary’s first President, George. H. Whitney, who led the University from its opening in 1869 until 1895.
The members of Centenary University’s President’s Advisory Council serve as invaluable advisors to the President and as ambassadors to the broader community. In order for Centenary to realize its fullest potential, the University must have the active involvement of its alumni and friends. Centenary needs its alumni and friends engaged in significant roles within the broader community.
Endowment gifts provide crucial support for the University now and in the future, but also create a lasting legacy for the donor or a special honoree. Endowment gifts are invested by Centenary’s financial professionals in order to generate interest income that will fund everything from facilities to academic programs.
As part of the Equestrian Center Enhancement Project, Centenary College launched the “Building on Equine Excellence” campaign in 2009 to seek support for the improvement of facilities at the College’s Equestrian Center. This effort resulted in new footing for the Center’s main United States Equestrian Team Arena, the restoration of the Back Barn and repairs and improvements to fencing at the Equestrian Center.
The Friends of Taylor Memorial Library is a volunteer group established to sponsor cultural events for the Centenary College community and raise funds to donate to the Library in order to enhance the services, informational resources and equipment it provides.