Gather Campaign—Lower School & Gym
An education that seeks to challenge and inspire both body and soul needs a campus suitable to its calling. The Geneva School will always seek to be a place where scholarship and Christian character thrive: a community that brings glory to God and good to neighbor.
“It’s KNIGHT Time!” Coming soon to BOTH gyms on the new campus.
September 2021 on the new campus saw Clancy & Theys mobilize a construction trailer to the campus, large earth-mover equipment to grade the land, and crews to build the molds for the concrete pours to create the walls of the lower school building. But it also brought unexpected and delightful news that a small group of donors are partnering with the school by making a $5MM investment to build the competition gym and amenities … NOW!
The board has authorized the building committee to build with as much as we have raised. The $5MM will certainly provide a significant jump-start to build the shell, but in order to complete the projects and finish the inside, we need to raise a projected $2-2.5MM ($500K for furniture, fixtures, and equipment for the lower school and the rest for the gym).
We cannot wait for the day when the 40+ acres is the permanent home for the upper school students, lower school students, all of the faculty & staff, all parents, and, of course, our resident sandhill cranes.
Gather Campaign Update
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How to Give to the Gather Campaign
A movement toward greatness always requires the gathering of those who are like-minded. Scripture tells us that when two or three gather in his name, God is among us. By God’s grace, your cooperation, generosity, and commitment to reaching this goal will help Geneva grow to its full potential. Give as liberally as you are able to ensure that The Geneva School’s movement will continue.
Our Movement in G is your opportunity to provide generations of students an experience of God’s greatness and glory through the wonder of a transformative Christian classical education.
Come build this legacy with us.
WHAT IS THE TARGET DATE FOR BEGINNING?
Construction began in the summer of 2021.
HOW MUCH WILL IT COST AND HOW WILL IT BE FUNDED?
The lower school building, competition arena, and improvements to the campus is projected to cost $23.7 million. $16.8 million has been committed and the sale of the current lower school campus is projected to add another $4+ million to the project.
OVER WHAT PERIOD OF TIME CAN I PAY MY PLEDGE?
Pledges to the campaign may be paid over a 36 month period either annually, quarterly, or monthly.
WHAT WILL BE THE STUDENT CAPACITY OF THIS NEW FACILITY?
Phase III will increase the capacity to 452 lower school students. This phase will allow four sections of each grade at our current classroom ratios.
WHAT WILL THE NEW BUILDINGS LOOK LIKE?
WHAT WILL HAPPEN WITH OUR EXISTING LOWER SCHOOL CAMPUS?
We plan to sell the lower school campus and use the net proceeds toward the capital needed for this project.
WHO ARE OUR PARTNERS IN THIS MOVEMENT IN G VENTURE?
We have been very satisfied with the design and workmanship of Ingram Hall, and we have decided to stay with the same partners: SchenkelShultz (Architecture) and Clancy & Theys (General Contractor).
WILL GENEVA’S TUITION STRUCTURE CHANGE?
The board is not anticipating any material increases to the cost of tuition after building the lower school and competition gymnasium. The majority of the cost will be funded through generous donations, decreasing the impact on the annual operating budget. Growth in the student body will create greater long-term influence in the community and provide an increasingly sustainable financial model.
ARE THERE NAMING OPPORTUNITIES?
If a donor is gracious enough to lend us his or her family’s name for a particular venue on the campus, we would be deeply grateful and honored. For more information about naming opportunities, please contact Katie Deatherage at [email protected]
Have a Question for Director of Advancement Katie Deatherage?
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