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Central’s Forever Dutch 48-Hour Challenge Surpasses Goal

Featured: Central’s Forever Dutch 48-Hour Challenge Surpasses Goal

August 26, 2019

Central College’s Forever Dutch® 48-Hour Challenge was a huge success, surpassing the $220,000 funding goal needed to complete renovations of the lower level of P.H. Kuyper Gymnasium.

During the 48-hour challenge, $291,588 was raised through donations from 328 alumni and friends of Central. Renovations will begin in the spring as locker room and athletic training room updates are targeted to be finished by Fall 2020.

“I love the competitive and generous spirit of our donors,” says Sunny Gonzales Eighmy, vice president for advancement and a 1999 alumna. “What a wonderful welcome-back-to-school present for our students thanks to the gifts from faculty, staff, alumni, parents and many other friends of the college. Members of the Central family are truly Forever Dutch.”

The Forever Dutch initiative, however, is not complete. Central still needs $3 million to complete funding for the upper-level renovations of P.H. Kuyper Gym. This includes recruiting suites, conference and film rooms, coaches’ offices and a welcome center.

For more information or to donate, visit forever.central.edu.