The Mabee Foundation has awarded a $2 million challenge grant to Hendrix College in Conway.
The college must raise $1.7 million by April 15, 2022, to receive the grant that will support the launch of a $9.2 million residence hall renewal project. Plans include the renovation of the historic Martin and Veasey halls on campus.
The project is set to begin in late May and is part of “A Time to Lead,” Hendrix’s $150 million fundraising campaign. Last fall, the college announced that it had surpassed its original $110 million campaign goal more than a year ahead of schedule.
In November, Hendrix received a $15 million gift from the Windgate Foundation and expanded its campaign goal to $150 million. The campaign has raised $133 million so far and is set to end in 2023.