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Power of Place, The Learning Commons Campaign

In June 2016 the College received $15 million from the State of New Jersey Higher Education Capital Facilities program to completely renovate the George T. Potter Library and create a new Learning Commons.  Together with private contributions and institutional resources, the leadership of the College approved the total scope of the project to be approximately $45 million, with the funding matrix comprising of the state grant, new debt services, and a dedicated fundraising campaign. The result will be a modern Learning Commons that supports the intellectual growth of our students and community. 


The Learning Commons Campaign, Power of Place, supports this initiative which will address broad and changing academic needs. Newly designed areas will include spaces where students can process data, determine what is relevant, and form their own conclusions. The Learning Commons will be a place where students can read, reflect, and conduct research in both individual and group settings. Students will also be able to collaborate with their peers and faculty, invent and create, and practice presentations-all while using state-of-the-art technologies.


If you would like more information on contributing to the campaign, please contact Lisa Johnson, Assistant Vice President of Institutional Advancement, at 201-684-6259 or


Anisfield School of Business Global Financial Markets Trading Lab

The frenetic buy/sell pace of financial markets is being experienced in Ramapo College’s Global Financial Markets Trading Laboratory in the Anisfield School of Business.  The Global Financial Markets Trading Laboratory, a 1,400 square-foot space, aims to broaden students’ financial literacy, provide the next generation of financial managers with the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in the financial market and to build student understanding of the relationship between public policy and capital markets. The trading lab, on the fifth floor of the ASB, was the last phase of construction for the School, named after Millicent and Richard Anisfield, whose donation of over $5 million supported the school.

Adler Center for Nursing Excellence

G WingThe Board of Trustees at Ramapo College announced a $2 million gift to the College from Bergen County philanthropists Myron “Mike” and Elaine Adler of Franklin Lakes for establishment of the Adler Center for Nursing Excellence.  The gift helped to fund the new home of Ramapo College’s highly-acclaimed and expanding nursing programs, as well as state-of-the-art labs to enhance the education of all science students.  The gift was part of a $54 million renovation to the College’s G Wing, which houses the School of Theoretical and Applied Sciences and the School of Social Sciences and Human Services. The Adler gift helped to create a new two and one-half stories center, which connects to the existing building by an overhead walkway.

For information about named gifts, please contact Cathleen Davey at or call (201) 684-7615.