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Faith in Progress

The Campaign for Advancing Education


CBU’s mission of educating minds and touching hearts began with our founding by the De La Salle Christian Brothers in 1871 and continues to demand our highest and best response. Faith In Progress: The Campaign for Advancing Education supports a bold strategy to combine CBU’s heritage of providing a rigorous, relevant education for all with the Mid-South’s rich resources and opportunities for a more successful, socially conscious, and prosperous community. 

We launched the campaign publicly in 2015. On January 23, 2017, we dedicated the Rosa Deal School of Arts building, the first of many planned capital improvements to CBU’s campus. This achievement would not have been possible without the thoughtful and far-seeing generosity of our donors.

We invite you to assist in the elevation of our facilities, programming, and outreach. Please take a moment to envision the future we are creating for our students and the community, consider your own commitment to CBU and its mission, and respond accordingly.

With our sincere thanks for your support,

Dick Gadomski, AFSC
Class of 1962
Campaign Chair
     Doug Marchant
     Champions Chair 

The Rosa Deal School of the Arts

The first of many major projects funded through this capital campaign is our Rosa Deal School of Arts. This state-of-the-art educational facility – which stands on the site once occupied by Kenrick Hall – houses undergraduate arts and humanities programs as well as graduate programs in education and Catholic studies. A retrospective video of the constructions of the Rosa Deal building is shown below. Or watch the building’s dedication ceremony, held during its grand opening on January 23, 2017.



New Arts Building Moving CBU Forward | Local ABC 24

CBU's oldest building replaced by top-modern school of the arts | High Ground News

Sneak Peek: CBU's New Rosa Deal School of the Arts Building | The Commercial Appeal

CBU's oldest building given new, artistic life amid campus progress | Memphis Business Journal

CBU launches $70 million 'Faith in Progress' capital campaign

CBU's 'New Vision’: Christian Brothers University launches $70 million capital campaign focused on community | Memphis Daily News

CBU launches ambitious $70 million campaign | The Commercial Appeal

CBU launches capital campaign with promise of new buildings, programs | High Ground News

Gadomskis committed to Christian Brothers University | Community Foundation of Greater Memphis

CBU building new $8M School of Arts | High Ground News