Capital Campaign

cousins center for science and innovation

Since 2013, Oglethorpe has seen the addition of the Turner Lynch Campus Center, the Atlanta Laboratory for Learning (A_LAB), Gables Brookhaven, the Reiser Scene Shop, a modernized track and field, renovations to Traer Residence Hall, and more.

Oglethorpe continues to upgrade facilities to improve the academic experience and campus life for our growing community. Our current capital project is the I.W. “Ike” Cousins Center for Science and Innovation, scheduled for full opening in August 2019.

The Cousins Center for Science and Innovation will change more than the appearance of Oglethorpe’s historic campus: it will change what and how Oglethorpe teaches. By creating learning spaces that align with our educational vision, Oglethorpe will demonstrate its dedication to a new model of the liberal arts and sciences, one in which theory and practice are connected in and across every discipline. The Cousins Center for Science and Innovation will be the new center for academics—physically and intellectually—on Oglethorpe’s campus.
When we graduate entrepreneurial thinkers and community builders, the likelihood is high that Atlanta is where they will stay, contribute and make a difference. An investment in Oglethorpe is truly an investment in Atlanta.

The Cousins Center will serve as the home for the Natural Sciences division and Oglethorpe’s new Q. William Hammack, Jr. School of Business.

A Message from the Campaign Co-Chairs


When we began this exciting journey, May 2018 was a distant destination on the campaign horizon. That destination is now clearly in focus, and in April 2018 we will celebrate the groundbreaking of the I.W. “Ike” Cousins Center for Science and Innovation!
The strong value that the Oglethorpe community places on liberal arts and sciences education is translating into unprecedented philanthropy. And the campaign’s progress to date is owed to the individuals and foundations who stepped up early on, in significant ways, to ensure success. We are deeply grateful to all of you.
Each month, gifts and commitments to the Cousins Center bring us closer to our $20 million fundraising goal. Support of the campaign from Atlanta foundations is reaching an all-time high, and Bill Hammack’s historic gift to establish the Q. William Hammack, Jr. School of Business reminded us all that Oglethorpe is indeed a very special place.
The coming months will be equally exciting. We publicly launch the campaign at the end of January, and look forward to having the entire Oglethorpe community—our alumni, parents, faculty, staff, and friends—lend their support, taking this campaign even further, so we can do that much more for all Oglethorpe students.

With thanks and regards,

Cameron M. Bready ’94
Timothy P. Tassopoulos ‘81

Campaign Leadership Committee

Mr. Cameron M. Bready ’94
Mr. Timothy (Tim) P. Tassopoulos ‘81

Honorary Chairs
Mr. Norman (Norm) P. Findley
Mr. Jack Guynn (H) ’05
Mr. Warren Y. Jobe (H) ’09
Mrs. Belle Turner Lynch ’61 (H) ’10

Mr. Ricardo C. Carvalho ’85
Mr. J. Cleveland (Cleve) Hill ‘01
Mr. Joseph (Joe) Lawrence
Mr. David (Dave) M. Leonard
Ms. S. Tammy Pearson ’86
Mr. Christopher (Chris) J. Rylands ’01
Mrs. Dean DuBose Smith ’70