York College announced today the success of its community campaign with a final gift total of $2.33 million raised, exceeding the original goal by nearly $150,000.

The community response has been outstanding,” campaign chair C. G. "Kelly" Holthus said. “The volunteers working in this campaign wanted to make a statement to the college about its value to us and I think we've done just that."

Donations have benefited the college's two new facilities, the Clayton Museum of Ancient History and the Bartholomew Performing Arts Center, along with Freeman Center landscaping, the athletic program and the college's Opportunity Scholarship Fund. The Clayton Museum is scheduled to open with much fanfare this Saturday in conjunction with Yorkfest. The performing arts center will open in 2016.

The York for York College campaign is part of an ongoing special fund raising effort that coincides with the 125th anniversary of the school's founding in 1890. The Beyond 125 campaign total goal is $10.7 million.

“We are so thankful for these gifts from our community,” says YC President Steve Eckman. “Thank you to all the businesses and individuals that gave. York College cannot succeed without the support of the York community. Together we are partners in this work of transforming young people through Christ-centered education.”

For more information on the campaign, including giving breakdowns, please visit www.york.edu/125.