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Coming in 2015

Old Morrison. Haupt Humanities. The Rafskeller. Transylvania is a historic institution rich in heritage and tradition. Now you, too, can leave your mark by purchasing a brick for the beautiful new Alumni Plaza—which will transform Haupt Plaza in 2015.

Dear Fellow Alumni, Friends, Faculty, and Staff of Transylvania,

It is with great pride that your Transylvania Alumni Board along with the new Transylvania University Young Alumni Council bring you this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to help transform the center of our campus. We look forward to working with you as we create an inspiring and functional outdoor gathering space for future Transylvania students to enjoy.

Please take a look around the website, and let us know if you have questions. The Alumni Plaza and brick program will help keep the Transy spirit alive for all alumni, faculty, and friends.

Yours in Transy Spirit,

Rachelle Williams Dodson ’98
Transylvania Alumni Board President 2013-2014

About Alumni Plaza

The Alumni Plaza will honor our fellow alumni and the entire Transy community and bring new life and energy to the heart of Transylvania’s campus. It will evolve into a celebratory space for current students, alumni, and friends of the university. Equally important, proceeds will be used for the transformation of Alumni Plaza and will benefit the newly created Alumni Legacy Scholarship Fund.

The photo renderings offer a hint of the beauty and functionality of the finished project. Please check back regularly to review the progress being made.

  • Plan
  • Brick foundation club
  • Seat stone
  • Plaza perspective
  • Cafe tables
  • Garden benches
  • Cafe tables
  • Garden benches
  • Class

About the Brick Foundation Club

The Alumni Brick Foundation Club presents an exclusive opportunity for you to reserve a place among fellow alumni, faculty, friends, and supporters — in the middle of Transylvania’s busiest community square. Having your name or the names of family members, friends, business partners, university staff, or revered faculty engraved as part of the plaza can be a gift of love, memoriam, or school pride.

Bricks must be purchased by May 15, 2015, to be located in the exclusive area near the medallion designated for the Brick Foundation Club.


There are five levels of giving. All gifts will help lay the groundwork for many generations of future Pioneers. The opportunities are limited, so don’t delay!

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Alumni Plaza?
The Alumni Plaza is a tribute to the many alumni who share the spirit of Transylvania. It will become the vibrant epicenter of campus, filled with a multitude of sitting arrangements where students, past and present, can embrace what it is to be a Pioneer.
Where will the Alumni Plaza be located?
The Alumni Plaza will be situated behind Old Morrison in between Haupt Humanities and the Mitchell Fine Arts building.
Who can participate in the Alumni Brick Foundation Club?
The Alumni Brick Foundation Club is a limited-time opportunity for alumni, staff, faculty, friends, business partners, and even current students who want to participate. Bricks must be purchased by May 15, 2015, to be located in the exclusive area near the medallion designated for the Brick Foundation Club.
Why should I participate in the Alumni Plaza Brick Program?
It presents the perfect opportunity to leave a permanent mark on the university that has shaped the lives of thousands of students for over 230 years. Equally important, proceeds will be used for the transformation of Alumni Plaza and will benefit the newly created Alumni Legacy Scholarship Fund.
How much is tax deductible?
The donation amount for any participation level in the Alumni Brick Foundation Club is 100 percent tax-deductible and will be confirmed with a gift receipt.

Transylvania Alumni & Development staff reserve the right to deny any engraving deemed inappropriate.

For more information, please contact the Alumni & Development Office at 1-800-487-2679.

News and Updates

So far we've received $350,000 in gifts and pledges.

"As Transylvania begins construction on a new residence hall west of Broadway, the center of the main academic campus east of Broadway is also anticipating a makeover. Current students, prospective students, and alumni alike will welcome the plans for Alumni Plaza, which will transform Haupt Plaza into an enticing space for impromptu meetings and casual networking."

-- Seamus Carey, President

Individual Donation

Be sure to reserve your place of honor by purchasing NOW!

You can also participate in the Alumni Brick Foundation Club by downloading our PDF brochure and mailing the completed form along with payment to:

Transylvania University
Alumni & Development Office
415 North Broadway
Lexington, KY 40508

Group Donation


Were you part of a special group or organization during your time at Transylvania University? Would you like to donate along with your fellow alumni as part of a pooled group donation? Now is your opportunity to ensure your organization is well represented in Alumni Plaza with a special place of honor and prestige. We invite you and your fellow sorority sisters, fraternity brothers, teammates, and classmates to participate as follows:

  1. Please visit www.transy.edu/giving and click on Make a Gift Today.
  2. After filling out your personal information, select the Other designation box and enter in "Alumni Plaza".
  3. The final and most important step is to select In Honor Of and write-in your Group Organization or the specific individual you would like to honor.

For group donations, no amount is too big or too small. The amount of funds raised by each specific orgnaziation will then determine which donation level you are eligible for.

If you have any questions please contact John Davis in Alumni Development at (859) 281-3565 or at jldavis@transy.edu.

Alumni & Development Office

John Davis, director of annual giving

Phone: 1-800-487-2679

Email: giving@transy.edu

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