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Library center named for Carnahan-Jackson support
Wednesday, July 09, 2008

David Carnahan at Dedication of Center
David H. Carnahan at the dedication of the new Carnahan-Jackson Center for Learning and Scholarship, a naming ceremony for the Reed Library Addition.

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On May 2, SUNY Fredonia President Dennis L. Hefner officially dedicated the Carnahan-Jackson Center for Learning and Scholarship as he announced the lead gift from the Carnahan-Jackson Foundation for the newly-launched "Doors to Success: The Campaign for Fredonia,"  a $15 million fundraising campaign undertaken by the Fredonia College Foundation.

The naming of the Reed Library addition as the Carnahan-Jackson Center for Learning and Scholarship recognizes the longstanding financial and volunteer support given by the Carnahan-Jackson Foundation to SUNY Fredonia, as well as the personal philanthropy and leadership provided by its Board Chairman, David H. Carnahan.

The Carnahan-Jackson Foundation has provided the lead gift in each of the last three capital campaigns (including the current one), dating back to 1995. Its total gifts and pledges during this span have exceeded $1.5 million.

In addition to serving on the Fredonia College Foundation Board, Mr. Carnahan is Chairman of the "Doors to Success" Capital Campaign.

David Carnahan
David H. Carnahan
“David Carnahan and the Carnahan-Jackson Foundation have long been part of the fabric of SUNY Fredonia, and part of our family,” President Hefner said. “He is one of our strongest advocates, and has served on the Fredonia College Foundation Board of Directors for the past nine years. It is an honor to dedicate this building to his foundation, and a true pleasure to see the Carnahan-Jackson name as a permanent fixture among the SUNY Fredonia landscape.”

“This is a true honor for all of us at the Carnahan-Jackson Board,” Mr. Carnahan stated. “The work we’re doing here today — and every day — is as important as anything we could choose to do. And it is so very personally gratifying to know that our efforts have a direct and profound impact not only on today’s students — but perhaps more importantly, on those who are still to come.”

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