The Sunderland Foundation of Overland Park, Kansas, has awarded a $500,000 grant to Hendrix College for its Residence Hall Renewal Project.
The project is the mostly interior renovation of Martin Hall and Veasey Hall on the college’s campus in Conway. Martin Hall (37,340 SF) opened in 1918, and Veasey Hall (31,200 SF) opened in 1967.
The project is also a major priority of “A Time to Lead: The Campaign for Today and Tomorrow,” Hendrix’s $150 million capital campaign. The campaign was announced in fall 2020 after the college received a $15 million grant from the Windgate Foundation, the largest outright gift in its history.
The Sunderland Foundation grant will help Hendrix satisfy the match requirement for a $2 million challenge grant from the Mabee Foundation that it received in April. To date, Hendrix has raised $8.4 million in gifts and pledges for the project, which began in May 2021.
The college expects to complete the project next summer.
“The Hendrix residential experience is distinctive and unique, and Veasey and Martin Halls are two of the most iconic residence halls on our campus,” Hendrix President Ellis Arnold said in a news release. “This project will allow both buildings to continue their historic traditions and provide a positive living experience and life-long memories for our students.”