Naming Opportunities for the Ray Bateman Center for Student Life and Leadership
Raritan Valley Community College invites you to be part of an historic campaign to build the Ray Bateman Center for Student Life and Leadership. The following list identifies several naming opportunities at different gift levels. You may wish to make a legacy gift and have your own name memorialized on a plaque, showcase your business or company, or make a gift in honor or in memory of someone special. Gifts of cash or stock may be pledged over a five-year period.
Collaborative Networking Center - $300,000 (committed)
The second-floor networking area will house multiple computer stations from which students can access the College portal and beyond. This open space will provide a collaborative learning environment that augments the fully integrated, wireless network environment. A customized metal sign, eight-by-three feet, will be mounted above the fireplace to provide prominent name recognition for this leadership gift. A smaller plaque also will be placed at the entry way to acknowledge the donor.
Outdoor Plaza - $250,000
The large, outdoor plaza will grace the ground floor and extend to the Whitman Science and the Physical Education buildings, creating a unifying and welcoming space. A 14-to-15-square-foot, customized metal sign with silver lettering will be artfully placed on the wall in the plaza to provide prominent recognition for this leadership gift.
Green Wall - $150,000 (committed)
Located on the first floor of the two-story Atrium, the Green Wall will consist of green vegetation nourished by rainwater. The 15-to-20-foot wide and 30-foot-high wall will enhance the space aesthetically and improve the air quality and absorb sound in the area. A donation at this level will be acknowledged with a customized sign that is organically integrated into the design of the Green Wall and rainwater.
Conference Space/Lecture Hall - $150,000
The conference space / lecture hall located on the third floor will afford flexible space that can be partitioned into two separate large meeting rooms for concurrent use to accommodate lectures and speakers’ series, films, student and faculty presentations, arts programming and community events. Prominent name recognition will be provided with customized signage, 12 square-feet in size, mounted on the wall. (Phase II)
Lantern (Tower Structure) - $150,000
The tower structure consists of a stairwell that will begin at the courtyard and lead up to the third floor. Placed in the large, interior landing, a 12 square-foot metal sign with silver lettering will provide prominent recognition for this major gift.
Student Activities/Student Club Center - $100,000
This area on the first floor will provide a public space for students from different clubs to gather together to share ideas and collaborate on projects. A customized metal sign with silver lettering will provide prominent name recognition for the donor.
Reading Room - $100,000 (committed)
Adjacent to the Collaborative Networking Center, the Reading Room on the second floor will provide another quiet space, where students can focus and reflect on their work. A customized metal sign with silver lettering will provide prominent name recognition for the donor.
Elevator - $100,000 (committed)
The elevator will provide access to the second and third floors. Customized signage recognizing the donor will appear above the elevator. A plaque also will be mounted in the elevator cab.
Rain Water Capture System – $75,000
As good stewards of the environment, the College is building a rain water capture system that will collect rain water from the roof of the building and direct it to two 4,000 gallon storage tanks located in the basement. Customized signage will be provided along the walkway that acknowledges the Center’s LEED Gold designation and environmental sustainability efforts.
Donor Recognition Wall - $75,000 (committed)
In recognition of the community’s generosity, the Atrium lobby will feature a large-scale design acknowledging donors who provided valued support to the capital campaign. A customized metal plaque will be featured prominently alongside the artistic display of names.
Administrative Suite - $50,000 (committed)
This area encompasses three administrative offices on the first floor. A customized plaque made of laminated wood with silver lettering will acknowledge the donor.
Bay Walls in Atrium (four Bay Walls) - $50,000 each (four committed)
The Atrium’s open space will provide an ideal location for students, faculty and visitors to gather for either informal meetings or formal programs. Each space will have a theme reflecting the College’s core values: community service; leadership and civic engagement; and sustainability. A customized plaque made of rich wood with silver lettering will acknowledge the donor.
Outdoor Deck - $50,000 (committed)
Adjacent to the Green Roof, the Center will provide outdoor decking for student to enjoy the natural environment and have open space to meet. A customized plaque with raised silver lettering affixed to a laminated wood plaque will be mounted above or alongside the classroom door.
Green Roof - $50,000
The Center will feature a green roof, a pre-vegetated module containing native sedum plantings and organic soil mix. The green roof will reduce energy consumption by about 3% and will act as an insulator. A customized plaque with raised silver lettering affixed to a laminated wood plaque will be mounted on the wall near the roof.
Kitchen – $50,000
The Center will serve as a meeting place for the RVCC community, as well as for businesses and community organizations in the region, and the kitchen on the third floor will provide a much-needed space to prepare food to accommodate these groups. A customized plaque with raised silver lettering affixed to a laminated wood plaque will be mounted on the wall. (Phase II)
Landscaping – $50,000
The overall design concept of the Center reflects RVCC’s strong commitment to the environment, and the grounds surrounding this building will work in harmony to create a natural setting that is pleasing to the eye. A cast plaque mounted on a large boulder will be placed artfully on the grounds to acknowledge the donor.
Interior Glass Atrium Wall - $30,000 (committed)
A donation at this level will be acknowledged with a beautiful, two-and-a-half square-foot, etched metal plaque mounted on the glass wall of the Atrium lobby in a prominent location.
Administrative Offices (two offices) - $ 25,000 each (two committed)
These much-needed offices on the first floor will accommodate administrators and staff, who provide critical support for the operations of the College. A plaque will be mounted on wood and place prominently above the door.
Co-Curricular Club Rooms (five rooms) - $ 25,000 each (five committed)
The Center will be the focal point for co-curricular activities on campus. The club rooms will provide a centralized location for RVCC’s Student Government Association, honor societies, and student clubs, and promote club interaction, idea sharing and leadership activities. A plaque will be mounted on wood and place prominently above the door.
Seating Area - $25,000 (committed)
A section of the Student Activities/Student Club Center area will be designed for special seating to create an inviting space for students to meet with one another and take a break from studying.
A plaque will be mounted on wood and place prominently on the wall.
Galley Kitchen - $25,000 (committed)
This kitchen area will be located near the Student Activities office and serve the students, faculty and guests. A plaque will be mounted on wood and place prominently above the door.
Etched Metal Signage on Outdoor Plaza Wall (five available) - $25,000 each (one committed)
Donations at this level will be acknowledged with the name of the donor’s choice etched on a metal sign, two-and-a-half square feet in size, mounted prominently on the wall located closest to the steps.
Etched Metal Plaques - $20,000 (three committed)
The outdoor plaza will be enhanced with beautiful two-square-foot, etched metal plaques applied to raised stones that follow the curve of the landscape design.
Etched Metal Signage on Outdoor Plaza Wall (ten signs available) - $15,000 each (one committed)
Donations at this level will be acknowledged with the name of the donor’s choice etched on a one-and-a-half square foot metal sign mounted on the plaza wall.
Interior Glass Atrium Wall - $10,000 (ten committed)
A donation at this level will be acknowledged with a beautiful, one-square-foot, etched metal plaque mounted on the glass wall of the Atrium lobby.
Walkway Panels - $5,000 (20 committed)
The walkway will traverse the entire third floor and provide open space for visitors to mingle. A donation at this level will be acknowledged with a plaque hung on the wall of the walkway. (Phase II)
Campaign Donor Wall - $2,500 and above
In gratitude for our donors’ generosity, the College will have a Donor Wall featured prominently in the lobby of the new Center for Student Life and Leadership. The name of every donor who makes a gift of $2,500 or above will be engraved in a beautiful display. The size of each panel on the Donor Wall will vary according to the size of the gift.
All contributions to the capital campaign benefit the
Ray Bateman Center for Student Life and Leadership.
Donations are to be made to Raritan Valley Community College Foundation,
a 501(c) (3) charitable organization. Donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.
For more information, call Ronnie Weyl, Director, Raritan Valley Community College Foundation, at (908) 526-1200 ext. 8349, or email at email@example.com.