Our Next Century
THE LEGACY CONTINUES
Vancouver College is a legacy of generous support from families, alumni, staff, and friends since the day it opened in 1922.
The Our Next Century Campaign consolidated all fundraising efforts of Vancouver College, Vancouver College Millennium Foundation, Vancouver College Alumni Association, and Vancouver College Parents Association into one comprehensive campaign from July 2014 to June 2021. The Campaign funded a redevelopment plan that emerged from an extensive visioning process to ensure Vancouver College continues to provide an exceptional academic program based on moral grounding and value system rooted in faith.
Thanks to our many generous supporters, The Our Next Century Campaign raised $40 Million towards the $43 Million campus renewal project that saw the construction of Manrell Hall in 2018 and the new Lannon Hall in 2020. As the chapter of Our Next Century Campaign comes to a close, VC’s educational leadership team under President Johnny Bevacqua will continue to work hard to raise funds to manage our construction debt and to fund other capital renewal projects to meet our school's mission future needs. We will ensure that each step we take benefits our students today and tomorrow as we approach Vancouver College's 100th anniversary.
To learn more about the school’s funding priorities and giving opportunities, please contact Johnny Bevacqua, President, or Ronith Cogswell, Director of Advancement. Highlights of the Our Next Century Campaign including photos and videos of our campus redevelopment journey are summarized in the Our Next Century Timeline below.
OUR NEXT CENTURY TIMELINE
2020 The New Lannon Hall officially opened in September for Elementary School students, the administrative staff, and the Christian Brothers. The Blessing and Dedication of the New Lannon Hall and the Chapel took place. Read More
2019 - The old VC is demolished with the exception of the iconic VC facade. On March 13, the community gathered to bless and break ground for the new Elementary School/Administration building (New Lannon Hall). Read More
2018 - Manrell Hall opened in September for classes. The elementary school and middle school students shared this building while the demolition of the old heritage buildings was in progress. The Blessing and Dedication of Manrell Hall took place in October and was officiated by Most Reverend J. Michael Miller, CSB, Archbishop of Vancouver in front of over 500 guests, including donors, parents, alumni, and friends of the school, plus 1,050 VC students. Read More
2017 - On February 16, 2017, Vancouver College broke ground on our new Middle School, Manrell Hall. Formerly the Christian Brothers’ residence for 37 years, the new Middle School has been named after supporters Tod and Irene Manrell. Read More
2016 - Following the Board of Directors’ approval of the master plan in September 2015 and further consultation with faculty and staff in January 2016, two Town Hall Sessions for the VC Community were held in early spring 2016. The Our Next Century campaign was officially launched on October 5th through a campus-wide celebration. Read More
2015 - As the first step of the Redevelopment Predesign Phase, Acton Ostry Architects consulted with VC’s teachers and staff to create the educational vision for the project. Read More
2010-2014 - The Board of Directors commissioned an engineering analysis which concluded that Mackin and Nichol Halls required seismic upgrading and that Lannon and McCormack Halls needed to be replaced. In November 2013, the Board estimated that $36 million is needed to renew the campus. Read More