A $140 million gift from alumnus and Trustee George R. Roberts ’66 will allow CMC to realize its Master Plan and double its campus footprint to over 150 acres. Roberts’ gift provides funding for infrastructure and leverages further investment by creating matching grants to attract additional donors.
The gift will build improvements in the central and eastern areas of the CMC campus as envisioned in the CMC Master Plan. This includes 75 acres east of Claremont Boulevard across from the new Robert Day Sciences Center. This new development area is bounded by Foothill Boulevard on the north, Arrow Route on the south, Claremont Boulevard on the west, and Monte Vista Avenue on the east.
Take a tour of the Roberts Campus
This expansion creates the opportunity for CMC to realize all its future academic, social, and residential opportunities. Initiatives supported by the Roberts gift include:
- Development of eight athletic and practice fields, a new aquatics center, golf practice range, and recreational area, as well as a pedestrian bridge across Claremont Boulevard;
- Three pedestrian malls created to encourage interaction, engagement, and public art; and
- Construction of academic and administrative buildings, expanded student apartments, and a Commencement Green.
To honor Roberts’ gift, the Board of Trustees has designated the entire CMC campus east of Mills Avenue “The Roberts Campus.” By providing the infrastructure and seed funding, the structure of the Roberts gift encourages other participants at all philanthropic levels to position CMC for continued leadership for generations to come.