William Peace University Receives $100,000 Grant From The Cannon Foundation to Support Davidson Hall’s HVAC Replacement Project

September 15, 2016
Davidson Hall

William Peace University (WPU) has received a generous $100,000 grant from The Cannon Foundation (Concord, NC) to support an HVAC replacement project for the University’s Davidson Hall (c. 1986). The grant provides partial funding for the replacement of two chillers and a boiler, which are expected to be replaced and installed in early January 2017.

“In keeping with the University’s mission, part of our responsibility is providing a vibrant, learning-living environment for residential students,” said Dr. Brian C. Ralph, Ph.D. “When we reviewed our capital needs plan for academic year 2016-17, the Davidson Hall project became a priority and The Cannon Foundation’s grant made it possible to move forward quickly with important improvements within one of our primary residences.”

“William Peace University is moving forward to improve the campus for its students, faculty, and staff.”

The University is currently working toward a campus master plan at the same time as it begins development of its strategic plan. Within those plans will be the need for additional fundraising to support future academic, residential, administration, and other building improvements, as well as general campus grounds and facilities enhancements. Already underway are plans for the next two academic years for additional HVAC and infrastructure upgrades for WPU’s Flowe Academic Building and the Lucy Cooper Finch Library.

“William Peace University is moving forward to improve the campus for its students, faculty, and staff,” said Jodi Stamey, MBA, CFRE, Vice President for University Advancement. “It’s an inspiring time for our campus community to witness change and plan for this historic institution’s future.”

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