The Campaign for Bluffton

From the beginning, Bluffton’s founders set out to do something different with education. Driven by their faith, they created a community with the mission to serve. And by holding out a hand of their own, they shaped a region. We continue to shape our region, just as it shapes us. And one student at a time, we’re bringing the bigger picture of a better world, closer.


  • The Knowlton Science Center will prepare leaders equipped to address the pressing science, technology, math and health care needs of the region and beyond. With the $4 million naming gift of the Austin E. Knowlton Foundation and the support of many alumni and friends we can achieve our goal of funding the $14.5 million total project cost and opening a new science building.
  • By strengthening Bluffton’s options for student aid through the Bluffton Fund, we can continue to produce new generations of students who share a mission to serve. With your continued support, we will reach our goal of $5.5 million to the Bluffton Fund.
  • Gifts to endowment, with a goal set of $5 million, strengthens Bluffton's financial position.
  • New innovation grants will provide for expanded cross-disciplinary collaboration, and student and faculty research opportunities. A goal of $1 million is set to support innovation.