WWC Awarded $1 Million Challenge Grant Funds to Benefit Capital Campaign

April 01, 2004 | Tara Jeske

A Vancouver, Wash., foundation has awarded Walla Walla College a challenge grant toward the Faith in the Vision capital campaign. The Peterson Family Foundation has pledged to donate 50 cents for every dollar raised toward the campaign in 2004, up to $1 million.

Faith in the Vision is an $18 million campaign to revitalize the campus, including the construction of a new administration building to replace the 111-year-old structure razed in the fall of 2003. Funds from the campaign will replace old buildings, reconfigure existing structures, increase space for academic programs and establish reserves to maintain the new buildings.

This is the Peterson Family Foundation’s second gift to Walla Walla College’s capital campaign. The foundation presented the college with a gift of $1 million in 2001. The gift was made in honor of JoAnne Peterson’s parents, Homer and Maudie Spaulding. They encouraged many young people to attend the college, believing Walla Walla College to be the best place to get a Christian education.