Hendrix College has been awarded a $500,000 grant from the Sunderland Foundation to support its Residence Hall Renewal Project.
The project will renovate Martin Hall and Veasey Hall, two historic residence halls on the Conway campus.
“We are deeply grateful to the Sunderland Foundation for its generous support of the college over the years,” said Hendrix President Ellis Arnold. “Their investment in the academic and student experience has enabled Hendrix to fulfill its ongoing mission as a national liberal arts college.”
The Residence Hall Renewal Project is a major priority of “A Time to Lead: The Campaign for Today and Tomorrow,” the college’s $150 million capital campaign, according to a press release. The campaign was announced in fall 2020 after Hendrix received a $15 million grant from the Windgate Foundation, the largest outright gift in school history.
The Sunderland Foundation grant will help Hendrix meet a $2 million challenge grant from the Mabee Foundation received in April. To date, Hendrix has raised $8,407,764 in gifts and pledges for the project, which began in May 2021, school officials said. Renovations are scheduled to be completed in summer 2022.