Current Development Projects

These are some of the projects we are working on currently in the Office of Development. Special projects usually come about after an expressed interest from a base of donors. Some projects are funded entirely by a small group of individuals, while others have more broad support. Once principle gifts have been secured to give a project its foundation, the Office of Development may solicit a wider audience for additional support. If you would like more information about a specific project, please contact Shawn Lyons.

Joe McDaniel Field

Gifts in honor of Centre’s football coach with the career wins record will provide an endowment to help with periodic replacement of the turf field bearing his name.


Donald Davies Buchanan Memorial Fund

Friends and family of Don Buchanan ’83 are establishing a scholarship fund and an on-campus memorial.

Herb McGuire Scholarship Fund

An anonymous donor has offered to match gifts totaling up to $50,000 in addition to an existing endowed scholarship honoring the Centre alumnus and long time football and track coach.


T. Alan Robinson Fellowship Fund

Friends of Alan Robinson ’90 are creating an endowment to support international study in his memory.

Young Hall Beech Tree Sculpture Fund

Although not honoring a person, the beech tree that stood in front of Young Hall for decades succumbed to age, stress and weather conditions this summer, and a part of the trunk is being turned into a sculpture. Faculty and staff have taken the lead in making gifts to commission the sculpture.


Edinburgh Fringe Festival Fund

Gifts to this fund will be used to support a unique opportunity for Centre students to present an original play at the world’s largest arts festival in 2012.