Imagine Milestone II
When Imagine: The Campaign for Vanguard University launched in 2019, we had no idea how the Lord would bless Vanguard. Looking back on His provision and the generosity of the VU community, we are simply astonished.
It is amazing to witness the outpouring of generosity by so many in our community that care deeply about Christian higher education and raising up the next generation of Christ-centered leaders.
Milestone II of Imagine: The Campaign for Vanguard University has resulted thus far in $23 million. As we continue to march toward meeting our goal of 500 dedicated, generous donors to help conclude this phase of Imagine, will you prayerfully consider investing in the Imagine campaign and be one of the 500?
Your participation in Imagine will: ensure students and the Vanguard community have a dynamic athletics and learning facility; make the transformational Vanguard educational experience accessible and affordable for all students; and empower Vanguard’s future as we become the leading source for Christian higher education in California.
Ways to Support Imagine:
Honoring Coach Russ Davis
As a college basketball coach, Russ Davis has hall of fame pedigree. The Vanguard Athletics legend, however, is also renowned in regard to the life change and transformation experienced by hundreds of athletes, on and off the court. Join us in naming a portion of the Freed Center for Leadership and Service in honor of Coach Davis.
Purchase a Piece of The Pit
Before The Pit was demolished to make way for the Freed Center for Leadership and Service, pieces of the floor were salvaged. A limited number of pieces are available for $500.
Freed Center Naming Opportunities
Opportunities to name a dedicated space in the Freed Center for Leadership and Service are available beginning at $100,000.
Support the Imagine Campaign
Dreaming big, securing our future, and enhancing the campus through a multi-phased capital campaign that supports a 30-year campus master plan.
About the Imagine Campaign
Milestone I: COMPLETED
Vanguard exceeded the $12.9 million campaign goal by raising over $13 million for construction of the Waugh Student Center (completed in 2020) and growth of the University endowment.
Vanguard forges ahead into our second milestone, seeking to raise $18.8 million toward construction of the Freed Center for Leadership and Service and the continued strengthening of the Vanguard endowment.
Vanguard on the Rise
Vanguard University is experiencing significant growth while remaining true to our Christ-centered mission that has guided us for more than a century. We are paving clear pathways to a Vanguard education, transforming our campus to enhance the student experience, and cultivating resources for academic and career achievement so every student thrives. As we look ahead, we see a Vanguard that is on the rise!
January 5, 2022: Vanguard University announces the Freed Center for Leadership and Service, the centerpiece of the second milestone of Imagine: the Campaign for Vanguard University, a $18.8 million campaign.
December 2020: Vanguard has exceeded the $12.9 million Milestone I campaign goal by raising over $13 million for construction of the Waugh Student Center (completed in 2020) and growth of the University endowment.
February 2019: Vanguard’s 30-year campus master plan has been approved by the City of Costa Mesa. Including a dozen projects, the master plan establishes a long-term vision for the 40-acre campus that will enhance the VU experience.