Success! Thanks to the generosity of 346 donors, who contributed $26,021,936, fund raising is complete. The Leonard Center, which opened August 11, 2008, marked the first building initiative of the Step Forward campaign.
step forward - the campaign for macalester
leonard center

piper at the opening

Step Forward Campaign Results
For the leonard center

Donors raised $26 million for the building project.


The Leonard Center is named in honor of the late George P. Leonard '27, his wife Wilma Fox Leonard '27 and their descendants who have been longtime supporters of Macalester.

The Leonard Center appeals to competitive athletes and recreational users alike with state-of-the-art fitness equipment, field house, the Riley Pool, and gymnasium. Scotty's juice bar, the student lounge, atrium and meeting rooms serve as focal points for interaction and relaxation.


Building Features

  • 175,000 square feet
  • 200-meter track
  • 9,000 square foot fitness Center
  • Multi-purpose rooms for yoga, Pilates and stress management
  • Performance Gymnasium, seating 1,200 (50 percent more space)
  • Health Services
  • Comfortable gathering spaces
  • Juice bar, Scotty's
  • Main lobby
  • Green design