Faces of Gratitude
Our Community Unites to Unleash The Power of Stevens
More than 46,000 gifts. A record 14,362 donors. And 158 brand new scholarships, 18 new faculty chairs and fellowships and 100% of campus classrooms renovated. These are just some of the numbers of the historic, smashingly successful campaign, The Power of Stevens.
The most successful fundraising campaign in the university’s history raised $200.6 million — more than $50 million above its original goal. And it has transformed Stevens forever. Walk the campus, and you see more and more stellar students and outstanding faculty in the classrooms, in the labs, all across Castle Point. You see more modern, stunning facilities, helping them to thrive. Stevens has entered a new era, more prepared to tackle the world’s most urgent challenges.
But The Power of Stevens was always about people — the students and professors whose lives would be changed by this campaign, and the greater Stevens community. Generations of donors, many of them alumni, saw the potential of this university, its students and professors, and came together to support them.
The Stevens Indicator wanted to connect some of these people behind the numbers: recent graduates with their scholarship supporter and champion; a professor with a philanthropist; students and a professor with a benefactor who invested in top-quality facilities now used by hundreds every day.
These people meet — some for the first time — to talk about the positive difference that one person’s generosity is having in their lives and on the Stevens community, and to say thank you. We also remember people whose legacy of generosity lives on, through their loved ones’ support of outstanding Stevens students. And we hear from donors of several generations who are now “paying it forward” to the alma mater that gave them so much.
Be True to Your School
Each year, one deserving Stevens freshman is awarded a Kaminski Family Scholarship, which will support them throughout their undergraduate years at Castle Point.
True to the Red and Gray
Meet several generations of Stevens donors whose generous support year after year makes the university a better place.
A Continued Blessing
Learn about the special meaning behind three new memorial scholarships and how they’ve shaped the Stevens experience for three current students.
The Power of Place
With The Power of Stevens campaign has come the much-needed addition of modern buildings, laboratories and renovated classrooms — elevating teaching, learning, research and campus life for Stevens students and faculty. One shining example at 6th and Hudson streets — the Gateway Academic Center.
The Professor and the Philanthropist
In 2020, Jeff Nickerson became the inaugural Steven Shulman ’62 Chair for Business Leadership and Professor of Digital Innovation.