In 1999, Convent of the Sacred Heart completed its Sesquicentennial Campaign. This Campaign began in the School’s 150th year and raised $13 million dollars in just over three years. This successful campaign allowed the School to build the Eileen Dealy Gillespie ’49 Science Center and the Aloysia Hardey, RSCJ Observatory. It also enabled the School to make key improvements to existing buildings, and to reconfigure and add to driveways and parking areas.
The new science building paved the way for an exciting new research program. This program offered a greater level of hands-on activity as well as an opportunity for ongoing research. The new facility was a big step in Sacred Heart’s commitment to providing its students with the best science education possible. It provides students the tools necessary to become scientific leaders of the 21st century.
The Sesquicentennial Campaign is a testimonial to the caring, vision and effort of many people and the astonishing generosity of more than 900 parents, trustees, alumnae, faculty, staff and friends. This campaign lead the way for other initiatives and large-scale capital improvements to come.