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CBU Launches $70 Million Capital Campaign for Advancing Education

MEMPHIS — Tonight at a celebratory reception, representatives of Christian Brothers University (CBU) announced the public launch of a $70 million capital campaign.

“Faith in Progress: The Campaign for Advancing Education” now stands as the largest campaign in the history of Memphis’ oldest university. To date, over $30 million of the campaign goal has been secured.

The endeavor reflects the University’s vision for the future through elevated programming, improved facilities, an increased endowment, and more powerful outreach.

“At CBU, we teach daily to ‘enter to learn and leave to serve,’” said Dr. John Smarrelli, the first layman to serve as president of Christian Brothers University. “Through this campaign, we can deliver more opportunities to our students and the greater community.”

Capital improvements include the Student and Community Life Center, which will welcome students, alumni, and the Memphis community through the Central Avenue entrance of campus. Construction of The Rosa Deal School of Arts, enabled by a legacy gift from CBU’s first female faculty member, breaks ground this summer following reclamation efforts of the School of Arts’ previous location, Kenrick Hall.

Over 20 program enhancements combine CBU’s heritage of rigorous and relevant education with the Mid-South’s resources and opportunities.

For more information regarding programs, renderings and the campaign as a whole, visit

ABOUT CHRISTIAN BROTHERS UNIVERSITY. Christian Brothers University is a private Catholic university founded on the heritage of Lasallian education in Memphis, Tennessee. While large enough to provide educational opportunities in the arts, business, education, engineering and sciences, the University is small enough to promote teaching as ministry and to provide challenging student-centered learning and personal growth. Our student body is full of diverse cultures, faiths, and interests. The University welcomes students into an educational community of faith and service that is committed to academic excellence.

Posted by Cory Dugan at 5:00 PM