All Are Invited to the Opening Doors Campaign Celebration Thursday, Oct. 18 St. Thomas Newsroom October 15, 2012 More than 40,000 donors have contributed to the Opening Doors capital campaign, the largest-ever fundraising effort in St. Thomas history. The finale is close at hand! Please join in celebrating the conclusion of Opening Doors from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, in the field house. Lunch will be provided, and transportation from Minneapolis will be available. The program begins at noon with a few words from Father Dennis Dease.Launched with news of a $60 million gift from St. Thomas benefactors Lee and Penny Anderson, the campaign went on to raise funds for critical needs such as financial aid, faculty development and campus improvements. The most visible signs of the campaign are the three new Anderson structures. Along with their construction came an enlarged lower quadrangle with a fountain and new plaza that links the quadrangle to the entrance of O’Shaughnessy Stadium.Visit the Opening Doors website for more information, and join in the celebration this Thursday.