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Vision 2025

Moving Our Vision Forward

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Since 1976, Concordia University Irvine has provided an exceptional, private, Lutheran Christian education that forms each student holistically into “wise, honorable, and cultivated citizens” who serve the world through their callings in life. This commitment is carried out in the classrooms, scientific laboratories, residential halls, in our worship center, music and theatre venues, and on our athletic fields.

Our students bring a myriad of talents to our community. It is very common for our students to combine their academic studies with co-curricular pursuits in athletics, the arts, and many others, while living out a deep commitment to their Christian faith. For this reason, Concordia is formally announcing the Vision 2025 initiative to fund two major improvements to our campus that will greatly enhance the experience of our students and all who visit Concordia.

With God’s blessings and your support, these projects will be completed by our 50th academic year and dramatically reshape the campus, not just physically, but culturally. These venues will impact nearly every student, alumni, faculty, staff member, and guest of Concordia, as we invest directly in the holistic formation of every Concordia Golden Eagle.

We are excited to see how the Lord blesses Concordia in these next few years, as we commit our time, talent, and treasure to providing an exceptional Lutheran Christian education on campus and beyond. Please prayerfully consider Moving our Vision Forward by supporting Vision 2025, as we look forward to celebrating 50 years of faithful service at Concordia.

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CU Center for Worship and the Performing Arts

The Concordia University Center for Worship and the Performing Arts, or simply the CU Center, is both the spiritual and physical heart of campus. With a current seating capacity of only 500 seats and outdated acoustics, Concordia has outgrown this iconic campus landmark.

The CU Center renovation will reengineer the space, expanding its footprint by over 6,000 square feet and increasing its seating capacity to just over 800. From chapel services and special speakers, to concert performances, the renovations will allow for expanded size of our choral and instrumental ensembles, and provide enhanced acoustics, sound, and lighting for all events. Improved sightlines and seating will dramatically increase congregational and audience comfort, all while retaining the iconic profile of this beloved building. Reworked and newly created furnishings and art, as well as a rebuilt and enhanced organ, will create a beautiful setting for worship that testifies to the gracious work of God.

CU Center Highlights

  • Expansion of 6,000 square feet
  • New entrance, featuring a central baptismal font
  • New lighting system, featuring a high level control of the visual environment
  • New, state-of-the-art acoustical system
  • Auditorium seating, raising the seating capacity from 500 to 800
  • Thrust platform surrounded by 270-degree seating
  • Permanent choir lofts built into the platform
  • Fully rebuilt Casavant Organ with refurbished pipes, additional ranks of pipes, and a new console

Your support can help to transform this campus landmark to serve the needs of Concordia students and improve the experience we offer those who participate in our events and worship services. Join us in Moving our Vision Forward!

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Golden Eagles Fitness & Training Center

The Golden Eagle Athletics Initiative continues Concordia’s promise to provide student athletes with new facilities and resources that match their level of commitment to excellence. The initiative directly impacts the student-athletes with new facilities and resources and improves the guest experience for the loyal fans, friends, and family members who have supported Concordia teams for over four decades.

The Golden Eagles Fitness & Training Center will be the newest addition to Concordia’s athletics facilities. It will help take Concordia to a new level, as we strive to win conference and national championships in NCAA Division II. The two-building facility will provide team rooms and coaches’ offices for several sports. Concordia student athletes will receive top care in the new athletic training room. A state-of-the-art, 5,000 sq ft weight room will provide our student athletes with the tools they need to compete at their highest level while attracting potential recruits with the opportunity to train at the best fitness center in the PacWest Conference. Film study, game planning, recovery, and injury prevention will be reimagined in this new center. Grandstands and a viewing deck will greatly enhance the Golden Eagle fan experience. Located between our three athletic fields (Baseball, Softball, Track & Field), this area will also include an outdoor turf training field for drills and exercises.

Golden Eagles Athletics Initiative: Funding Opportunities

CUI Training & Fitness Centers

$7,500,000

CUI Training Center

$5,000,000

Beach Volleyball

$100,000

Men's Lacrosse

$100,000

Women's Lacrosse

$100,000

Men's Soccer

$100,000

Women's Soccer

$100,000

Softball

$100,000

Men's Track

FUNDED

Women's Track

$100,000

Meeting Room

$150,000

Athletic Training Room

FUNDED

Athletic Hydro Room

$50,000

Coaches Office

$25,000

Concrete Bleachers

$250,000

Activity/Reception Hall

$250,000

Coaches Office

$25,000

Press Box

$75,000

Plaza/Breezeway

$100,000

Bridge

$50,000

CUI Fitness Center

$3,000,000

Observation Deck (5k square feet)

FUNDED

Weight Room

$1,000,000

Weight Stations (10)

$15,000

Cardio Yard

$50,000

Dance Studio/Multi Purpose Room

$150,000

Trainer's Office

FUNDED

Nutrition Office

$25,000

One of Concordia Athletics’ stated priorities is competitive excellence. The Golden Eagles Fitness & Training Center will help all athletic programs reach their goals. Help us Move our Vision Forward!

Learn more about the Eagle Athletics Initiative »

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Total Goal: $45M

 

Connect with Us

To learn more about giving or naming opportunities for Vision 2025, please contact us directly.

Tim Jaeger

Tim Jaeger

Vice President for University Advancement

(949) 214-3179
[email protected]

Sam Nordrum

Samuel Nordrum

Associate Director of Development

(949) 214-3177
[email protected]


Spencer Stueve

Spencer Stueve

Associate Director of Development

(949) 214-3181
[email protected]

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