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Aug. 12, 2011
Steve Rottinghaus, Baker University public relations director, (785) 594-8330 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Mabee Foundation contributes $750,000 to Mulvane Hall

Baldwin City, Kan. — The J.E. and L.E. Mabee Foundation in Tulsa, Okla., has committed $750,000 toward the Mulvane Transformation Project on the Baldwin City campus, Baker University President Pat Long recently announced.Mulvane_addition_looking_from_southeast

The challenge grant is the largest single gift Baker has received from a foundation and the fifth largest one-time contribution to the University since its founding in 1858.

Long and the University Advancement staff will continue to raise the $750,000 needed to meet the foundation’s challenge grant.

“The Mabee Foundation challenge grant comes at a crucial time in our fund-raising for the project,” Long said. “We look forward to meeting that challenge over the next year through the generous support of Baker’s alumni and friends. The Mabee Foundation has supported us for many years, and we are deeply grateful for their faithful partnership in helping Baker become an even more significant leader in providing education to our students.”

The University intends to break ground this fall on a new addition to the science building on the Baldwin City campus as part of its $10.3 million Mulvane Transformation Project.

Constructed in the 1920s, Mulvane  houses classrooms for biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics and  information technology. The renovation and the  9,000-square-foot  expansion to the east of the facility will provide new  laboratory  space, classrooms and student collaborative areas.


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