Hendrix College completes $ 2 million Mabee Challenge

Conway, Arc. (April 8, 2022) – Hendrick’s College completed a $ 2 million challenge from the Mabee Foundation this spring to support a $ 9.2 million residence hall renovation project.

Raising $ 9,228,935 from 129 donors, Hendrix has surpassed its original goal of funding the renovation of the historic Martin & VC Halls, which will reopen to students in 2022.

“We are very grateful to our alumni, donors and friends at the college who made this project possible,” said Hendrix President Ellis Arnold. “They were inspired by the lifelong friendships they formed at Hendrix, and their generosity meant that future generations of students would make fond memories on campus.

“We look forward to seeing Martin and VC once again become important parts of campus life in the fall of 2022,” Arnold said. “The renovation of these two favorite residence halls in the heart of the campus represents our priority in enhancing the student experience at Hendrix.”

The residence hall is part of a renovation project A time to lead, The college’s $ 150 million campaign. Earlier this year, Hendrix announced that it had won $ 146 million in prizes and pledges (including $ 33 million raised over the past 14 months) for its fundraising goal.

About the Mabee Foundation

The Mabi Foundation was formed in 1948 by John and Lottie Mabi. Hardworking, innovative entrepreneurs and talented investors, they built an attractive business and were gracious and generous as they shared their financial blessings with others through a variety of charitable activities. Since its inception, the Mabee Foundation has grown to more than $ 1.5 billion in value, providing a total of more than $ 1.5 billion in grants. The Mabee Foundation Challenge Grants have enabled many organizations to complete projects on time and, in the process, build their support base to ensure the health of organizations in the long run. Learn more at www.mabeefoundation.com

About Hendrix College

Hendrix College, a private liberal arts college in Conway, Arkansas, is consistently recognized and featured as one of the nation’s leading liberal arts institutions. Life-changing colleges: 40 schools that change the way you think about colleges. Its academic quality, rigor, innovation and value have placed Hendrix as a factor in numerous college guides, lists, and rankings. Founded in 1876, Hendrix has been affiliated with the United Methodist Church since 1884. To learn more, visit www.hendrix.edu.

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