March 12, 2018

Goucher College Announces “Undaunted” Campaign to Raise $100 Million

Goucher College has launched a comprehensive capital campaign entitled “Undaunted,” which underscores the college’s mission as a leading liberal arts institution and focuses on expanding and enhancing campus facilities and services.

With the most ambitious campaign goal in Goucher’s history, the campaign aims to raise $100 Million by 2022 and has raised $43 Million of its goal to date. The campaign was unveiled at the 2018 Goucher Awards Gala and Celebration on March 10th to the 400 alumnae/i, trustees, business leaders and government officials in attendance at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront.

“Our comprehensive campaign for Goucher envisions a campus that will meet the emerging needs of students in a fast-changing society,” said José Antonio Bowen, Goucher College president. “More than constructing buildings, we’re designing a place where students can take intellectual risks. A dynamic, thriving, nurturing environment where the learning experience is etched into the blueprint of every facility.”

Campaign projects include a First-Year Village, Mary Fisher Hall, Science Research Center, Goldsmith Interfaith Center, and Athletics Master Plan. Each of the campaign initiatives focuses on creating a transformative education experience for Goucher students, while staying true to the college’s history and liberal arts tradition.

With behavioral science at its design core, the First-Year Village is planned for integrative learning through community spaces and bringing faculty back to campus. The Mary Fisher Hall renovation reimagines the building as the heart of the campus and will include a new central dining facility, as well as student services. Interdisciplinary, hands-on learning is central to the Science Research Center that will add 35,000 square feet of additional state-of-the-art lab and learning spaces.

Named in honor of Goucher Trustee Beth Himmelstein Goldsmith ’72, M.Ed. ’73, the Goldsmith Interfaith Center will serve as a new home for religious study and practice for students and the community. Supporting fitness and overall wellness, the Athletics Master Plan includes the new Maryland Equine Education Center, the Evelyn Dyke Schroedl ’62 Tennis Center, and the Fitness and Pilates Center.

“Whether it will be through a shared meal at the new Mary Fisher dining facility or exploring another culture at the Goldsmith Interfaith Center, each of these design projects is instrumental in elevating the student experience, building community, and supporting academic performance for the next generation of Goucher graduates,” said President Bowen.

These campaign projects come on the heels of the innovative 2017 Froelicher Hall relocation project that included moving three residence halls across campus in one of the largest and fastest building relocation projects to ever take place on a college campus.

The “Undaunted” campaign is co-chaired by Goucher College Board of Trustee members Robert L. Bull, Jr. ’93 and Margot Messler Winslow ’69.  To learn more about the campaign, please visit