The Second Century Campaign is transforming the landscape of the school and providing the resources necessary to revolutionize teaching and learning for faculty and students for years to come. Simply put, this campaign is about academic excellence and relevance.
The completion of the two new buildings is scheduled for August 2017 - in time for opening day of the 2017-18 school year. The timely completion and occupancy of this new space is tied to our fundraising goal. In order to utilize this new space, the Second Century Campaign must have received pledges to cover the cost of the construction.
The Collegiate community has been actively engaged in planning for our second century since 2011. This work encompasses our strategic plan, campus master planning study, the campaign feasibility study and most recently the School’s accreditation self-study. Each of these steps involved the Collegiate constituents and members of the broader community through countless formal and informal meetings.
As a result of this thorough planning, the Collegiate Board of Trustees voted unanimously at their December 2013 meeting to launch a comprehensive campaign to support endowment, facilities transformation and operations, through the Annual Fund, over a five-year period. Based on the initial success of fundraising, the Board voted in January 2016 to set a campaign working goal of $20 million.
As of June 2016, leadership gifts of $50,000 to $2 million have yielded nearly $13 million in a comprehensive campaign that funds Facilities Transformation ($7.9M), Annual Fund ($2.1M) and Programmatic Endowments ($2.7M). We continue to secure leadership gifts as we launch the Community Phase of the campaign in which all members of the community will be solicited for both the Second Century Construction Project and the Annual Fund.
Thank you for joining us on this transformational journey!