The Jesuit Center: Cost $14 Million
Gifts to this capital campaign will underwrite the design, construction and implementation of the new Jesuit Center. This fundraising initiative marks the first time donors in our new region have had the opportunity to shape the future of Jesuit ministries throughout the eastern United States.
Transforming The Space
The Jesuit Center will transform two existing buildings into a environment that inspires collaboration among Jesuits and lay colleagues. As the central administrative office of the future USA East Province, which will span from Maine to Georgia in 2020, the Jesuit Center will be home to more than 40 staff members who will respond to crucial apostolic, spiritual and social needs. To accommodate this growth, the Jesuit Center project will include:
- Completely transforming the St. Ignatius Loyola
- Renovating 16 new bedrooms
- The creation of six new office spaces
- Constructing two chapels for community and staff use
- Adding seven conference center guest suites
- New kitchen, dining and library areas
- Installation of a new elevator
- Energy-efficient windows and electrical upgrades
- A garden area for gathering, reflection and relaxation
A Working Community Responding to Greater Needs
The demand for Jesuit ministries in the Northeast has withstood the test of time, but critical improvements to the province offices and the St. Ignatius Loyola Jesuit Community are needed to support Jesuits and their colleagues as they stand ready to continue shaping the future of our remarkable Ignatian works.
In 2020, when the Jesuits of the U.S. and Canada complete a planned strategic reorganization, Jesuit works from Maine to Georgia will be united as part of the new USA East Province. In all, more than 60 ministries—benefiting thousands of men, women and families both in the eastern United States and internationally— will be administered from the Jesuit Center.
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