The Hon. Gordon “Butch” Stewart OJ Challenge Grant
In 2009, the Vision 2020 Campaign received a once-in-a-generation opportunity in the form of a challenge grant from Campion Hall alumnus, the Hon. Gordon “Butch” Stewart, OJ, and his family.
The Stewarts are donating US$350,000 towards the construction of Jamaica’s first modern library media centre at Campion in honour of Mr. Stewart’s late son, Jonathan Stewart, while alumni, parents and friends of the school have raised over US$700,000.
Construction costs for the library have been budgeted at US$700,000 and therefore the balance of the funds raised will go towards other urgent projects at the school (click here to see the list).
The Groundbreaking Ceremony for the new library was held on June 29, 2011 and construction is expected to be complete in late 2012. Click here to read about this historic event.
The Jonathan Stewart Library
As Jamaica’s first modern library media centre, the Jonathan Stewart Library will feature several different computer-accessible and internet-enabled areas for students to do research, independent study as well as to complete assignments and projects needed for external examinations. The centre will also have a cadre of laptop computers as well as projectors and other presentation tools for students and teachers. Other features include:
- A distance learning and interactive technology classroom
- A multi-media classroom
- Small-group study and meeting rooms for collaborative learning
- An outside amphitheatre for creative arts performances and student meetings
The Library is being designed by alum Architect Bruce F. Lopez A.I.A., Synergy Design Studio Inc., in collaboration with Architect Louis N. Girvan R.A., Girvan & Associates Limited. Project managers are Neustone Ltd and structural engineers are Peter Jervis & Associates.
Click here to see the animated library plans.
Benefits to our Donors
In these tough economic times, your commitment to education is more important—and more appreciated—than ever. Every gift counts: each donation, individually and together with others, will help to ensure the success of this Campaign.
Cornerstone Donors: Donors of US$50,000* or more will be invited to name one of the prominent areas within the Jonathan Stewart Library including: the Legacy Staircase; the Rotunda Foyer; the Magis Seminar Room; and the Café and Amphitheatre. In addition to this lifetime recognition, our Cornerstone Donors will be publicly honoured on the Donor’s Wall inside the new library and at the Grand Opening of the Library as well as in an individual profile in the school’s annual donor magazine, web site and email newsletter to alumni worldwide.
Leadership Donors: Donors of US$20-49,999* will be invited to name one of a select number of study areas within the Jonathan Stewart Library and will be recognised on the Donor Wall in the new library and at the Grand Opening of the Library as well as in a feature story on donors in the school’s annual donor magazine, web site and email newsletter to alumni worldwide.
Major Donors: Donors of US$10,000-19,999* will be publicly recognised on the Donor’s Wall in the new library as well as in a feature story on donors in the school’s annual donor magazine, web site and email newsletter to alumni worldwide.
Friends of Campion: Donors of US$1,000-9,999* will be publicly recognised on the Donor’s Wall in the new centre as well as in the school’s annual donor magazine, web site and email newsletter to alumni worldwide.
*US$ or J$ equivalent
In addition, all donors will receive a complimentary engraved brick in the Founder’s Walk leading to the St. Edmund Campion Courtyard outside of the new library. We also welcome and recognise gifts in kind such as new books, construction materials and services, interior furnishing, computers and other equipment—please contact us for our specifications in this regard.
To find out more and to join the Campaign, call: Ashley Gambrill-Rousseau, Director, the Office of Development & Alumni Affairs, Campion College, 876-927-9458/822-6696 or email:email@example.com