MIU 2021 Capital Campaign Project 04

The Library, Science Wing, and Spayde Theater

An historic legacy opportunity!

Our Library, built in the 1960s, needs a total transformation! It is meant to be a vibrant hub for gatherings, classes, study, and research. For a very small cost compared to new construction, we can achieve a striking revitalization of the entire Library— including the Science Wing to provide expansion space for Sustainable Regenerative Living and our other growing departments—as well as Spayde Theater.

Classic East Entrance

Create a classic East entrance portico to the Library, with a brand new façade and roof structure. The very prominent location of this new grand entrance— facing Highway 1—will help transform the public look and feel of our entire campus.

Cost $200,000

Library Interior

In the heart of the Library’s East Wing interior, we plan to create an expansive, welcoming space with new carpets and comfortable, warm furniture for students’ study and group meetings.

We will install skylighting, add attractive, multipurpose, sound-proof classrooms, and completely redesign and relocate the front desk.

Cost $400,000

Library Café

This beautiful, modern café with indoor-outdoor seating will serve hot beverages, fresh-baked food, and snacks. It will allow our students to refresh, unwind, and refuel themselves while conversing with friends and fellow students.

This truly jaw-dropping, indoor-outdoor design will provide a total uplift to the library, and for our students.

Cost $250,000

Science Wing

We will refurbish the many classrooms, laboratories, hallways, and offices in the Library’s West Wing. This will provide much-needed additional classroom and lab space for our science and Sustainable Living departments—which is vitally needed for our current (and future) expansion of the University!

Cost $250,000

Spayde Theater

At present, Dalby Hall is our only large tiered-seating lecture hall, and it is constantly booked to capacity. Spayde Theater can, and must, now be refurbished. We will revive this cherished space for student and community theatrical productions, film screenings, and to serve as MIU’s second large academic lecture hall.

The Maharishi School will use Spayde Theater for their theatrical performances, Destination Imagination rehearsals, and other activities. The new Spade Theater will be equipped with energy-efficient theater lighting; a modern digital projector and sound system; professionally cleaned theater seats; new flooring; and new ceiling panels.

Cost $110,000

Project 04: The Library, Science Wing, and Spayde Theater

Where we are

Library et al support thus far

Where we're going

Where We're Going

To make a major Capital Campaign gift ($10,000+), contact Brad Mylett. bmylett@miu.edu 641-919-6063

NOTE: Gifts under $10,000 are gratefully accepted, and will be added to the 2021 Capital Projects General Fund to help complete funding for the most needed projects. To give such a gift by credit card or PayPal, CLICK HERE.

See below other ways of giving to support the following project: Classic East Entrance, Library Interior, Library Café, Science Wing and Spayde Theater


You may qualify for significant tax advantages by donating stock to MIU.

See our Stock Gifts page to learn more or to begin your stock donation online.

The online process for transferring stocks will present you with an opportunity to designate to which MIU campaign you wish to direct your donation.


MIU accepts donation of the following cryptocurrencies:

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BY EMAIL:  giving@miu.edu

BY PHONE:  641-472-1180
Monday-Friday, 10:15-4:30
Central Standard Time

MIU Development Office
1000 North 4th Street
Fairfield, IA 52557

Talk To Us

Contact: Brad Mylett

IRA Charitable Rollover

You may be able to donate from your IRA account to MIU.

See our Qualified Charitable Distributions page to see if you qualify.

By Check

Make a check payable to MIU and mail to:

Development Office
Maharishi International University
1000 North 4th Street
Fairfield, IA 52557

Please include the name of one of the projects listed below  in the check memo or attached note:

“Capital Campaign Project: Classic East Entrance’

“Capital Campaign Project: Library Interior”

“Capital Campaign Project: Library Café”

“Capital Campaign Project: Science Wing”

“Capital Campaign Project: Spayde Theater”

Bank Wire

Send a wire from your bank  to:

First National Bank
100 East Burlington
Fairfield, Iowa 52556 USA
Routing # (also referred to as ABN #) 073901877

Maharishi International University
1000 North Fourth St.
Fairfield, IA 52557 USA
Account # 14-9825-8 

Please include yourname”, the word donationand one of the projects listed below:

“Capital Campaign Project: Classic East Entrance”

“Capital Campaign Project: Library Interior”

“Capital Campaign Project: Library Café”

“Capital Campaign Project: Science Wing”

“Capital Campaign Project: Spayde Theater”