Leading the Way: Transforming Dunwoody

Dunwoody College of Technology has set a course to emerge as a first-choice, nationally-recognized leader in technical education, providing a full college experience rooted in applied learning and innovative technical education.

Leading the Way, The Centennial Campaign for Dunwoody College of Technology, has surpassed its $50 million goal. More than 3,000 donors stepped up to donate $52.5 million — the largest comprehensive fundraising campaign in the College’s history.

Support for the individual initiatives mentioned below is still welcome as Dunwoody works to meet the current and future needs for a highly-skilled workforce.



” We are fortunate to have such a generous philanthropic community in Minnesota. Together, we are building stronger communities and a stronger Minnesota.  “

Rich Wagner


The Leading the Way campaign by the numbers


Donations from alumni $13 million
Number of $1 million + donors 9
Total gifts 12,404
Number of donors 3,015

Funds Raised

Scholarship funding raised $6.5 million
Funding raised for endowment $6 million
Capital funding raised $11.5 million
Program funding raised $28.5 million


Square feet renovated 24,000
New academic programs 6
Increase in women students 66%
Increase in students of color 33%
Enrollment growth 26%

Capital Investment

$20 million for facility upgrades and state-of-the-industry learning spaces.

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Program Investment

$5 million to help start new programs and increase the gender, ethnic, socio-economic, and geographical diversity of Dunwoody’s student population.

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Scholarships & Endowments

$10 million to grow the endowment and secure long term financing for scholarship and programs.

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Annual Giving

$15 million in annual giving to support scholarships and other projects.

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Capital Investment: Phase I Completed!


Dunwoody celebrates new space with Community Open House

Dunwoody celebrated the new Welcome Center and Learning Commons, five years of enrollment growth, and the public announcement of the Leading the Way campaign at a Community Open House on Sept. 28, 2018.

Read more at Dunwoody College News >

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A new Learning Commons and Welcome Center

Phase I of the capital investment raised $10 million to transform Dunwoody’s under-utilized gymnasium into a Welcome Center and Learning Commons, including a student lounge with fireplace. The new student lounge is already one of the most popular places on campus.

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Welcome Center

The new Welcome Center houses the Admissions department and includes spaces to meet with prospective students.

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Learning Commons

The Learning Commons includes individual and group study spaces, a home for the Dunwoody College archives, and a variety of print and digital resources.

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Learning Commons Collaboration Pods

In addition to group study rooms, the Learning Commons features collaboration pods that provide a bit of privacy and noise dampening for groups of students working together at tables. The pods also have digital screens so students can display what they’re working on electronically.