Gifts to Capital


Muhlenberg College's campus is picturesque. Our rolling lawns, red doors and mix of new and old buildings evoke warm memories among alumni of all ages.

When graduates think of Muhlenberg, no doubt specific places come to mind: Seegers Union, Trexler Library, Baker Center for the Arts, The Altman Family Reading Room. These are all named for people – alumni and friends whose generosity has memorialized a specific place. In doing so, they’ve ensured those names are part of everyday life at Muhlenberg College.


You can choose to name a place on the Muhlenberg College campus for your family or someone important to you. Whatever your interest – whether it’s chemistry, athletics, literature or dance – there is opportunity to match your name or the name of someone you love with a place that is meaningful to you both. In naming a classroom or a lounge, a practice room or a studio, you will become part of students’ Muhlenberg experience for years to come.

NAMING PLACES here & now

Many alumni, parents and friends think you can only name a facility under construction – like a new building or addition – but that’s not the case. The Muhlenberg College campus offers ample opportunity to commemorate any number of spaces. Recent generous gifts that have named places include:

•  A friend of Greg Adams ’05 hosted prospective student Heather Lenz for a campus visit in 2003. An unexpected snowstorm stranded Heather for another day, resulting in the two meeting in East Hall. Heather, who did end up attending Muhlenberg and graduating in 2007, married Greg in Egner Memorial Chapel on May 31, 2008. The pair recently pledged a capital gift to East Hall to name the room where they first met.

•  James and Nancy Steffy made a substantial gift in 2010 and named the adjunct music faculty office in the Rehearsal House. Jim retired in 2000 as vice president for planning and administration at Muhlenberg College and was interim president from 2002 to 2003. A musician himself, Jim knows the importance of office space for adjunct faculty to teach and rehearse with students.

•  In 2010, the Student Government Association (SGA) named the Mule Express, Muhlenberg’s on-the-go eatery for students, located in Seegers Union. The gift from SGA was one of the largest student-initiated gifts in the College’s history.

Capital Gifts Fact Sheet