About the Campaign
Avanti!, the second phase of our 10-year comprehensive transformation plan, is a five-year fundraising campaign to raise money for a new building on campus, student scholarships, real-world experiences for students, and our endowment so we can expand the depth and scope of our programming in perpetuity.
BUILDING NEW SPACES FOR LIVING AND LEARNING
To realize our vision of being the premier study-abroad program in Europe, we are investing in capital projects that address the needs of the whole student and position the JFRC for growth. The centerpiece of Avanti! is a new building on the olive grove property adjacent to campus. This multipurpose building will:
• increase learning, living, and community spaces
• house an experimental kitchen for culinary classes
• utilize sustainable or “green” features
• provide a multifunctional conference space
• include a new chapel
PUTTING A JFRC EDUCATION WITHIN REACH
We believe access to the study-abroad experience should not depend on one’s financial resources. The need for student scholarship support has never been greater. Each year, tuition and travel costs rise, so there are many deserving students unable to afford the JFRC. By providing scholarship assistance, we can put the Rome Center experience within reach for many and attract top-notch students.
ENHANCING THE PRESENT
Programmatic funds support a wide variety of activities that broaden students’ academic perspectives and cultural horizons. Activities such as sponsored study trips, volunteer and service activities, and the internship program are all staples at the JFRC and provide real-world learning experiences that help prepare our students to be leaders in their communities and in the world.
SECURING THE FUTURE
Planned gifts help ensure the long-term stability of the JFRC and provide for future generations of students. Additionally, planned gifts give our alumni the opportunity to help fulfill the mission of the Rome Center while also meeting their own financial goals or those of their loved ones.