In December of 1981, the School announced its first major capital campaign. As part of a $90 million campaign, McIntire set a fundraising goal of $5 million, of which $2 million was for the construction of a $5 million addition to Monroe Hall. When the campaign ended in December of 1984, McIntire had exceeded its construction fund goal, with $3.2 million raised from more than 400 individual donors. The effort was capped with the announcement in May 1985 of a $1 million gift from the L.G. Balfour Foundation of Massachusetts, which allowed for the completion of the building addition's third floor and basement. The trustees of this foundation indicated that they selected McIntire to receive the grant because they saw the School as a strong proponent of the free enterprise system.