Concordia University, Irvine, Calif., has received a $6.25 million gift that will be used to construct a three-story, 45,000-square-foot Education, Business and Technology Center.
The university plans to break ground for the new facility this summer and expects the project to be completed by August 2006, the school’s 30th anniversary year.
The major gift was given by Bob and Kari Grimm and Barbara Grimm Marshall of Bakersfield, Calif., owners of Grimmway Farms, the world’s largest grower, producer, and shipper of carrots. Bob Grimm serves on the university’s President’s Advisory Council, and Barbara Grimm Marshall serves on its Board of Regents.
Last year, the university launched a $22 million capital campaign for the new state-of-the-art educational facility. The $6.25 million gift brings the total raised to date to $12 million.
Concordia, Irvine, President Jack Preus said the Grimm family’s gift demonstrates their “vision for Concordia’s future — a future committed to providing the most advanced instructional technologies and to serving the community as a premiere Christian university equipping more students with a solid foundation of faith, ethics,
The university, with 1,850 students, offers bachelor of arts degrees in 19 liberal arts majors and graduate degrees in business, education, and theology.
Posted April 28, 2005