The school recently reached—and exceeded—the $15 million Under One Roof capital campaign goal, raising a total of $17.05 million to support the purchase and renovation of the new facility on North Street. More than 200 gifts were received, with the greatest number of gifts made during the last twelve months when close to $13 million was raised.
- The new entrance with the two-level, glass-fronted Windgate Gallery.
The public phase of the campaign was launched quickly in May 2012 when the school learned that its bid for the buildings on North Street was accepted. Originally, the $15 million goal seemed like a stretch, but the Board of Directors and staff soon learned that the vision to reunite the school under one roof was a powerful motivator and both long-time supporters and new donors were quick to make pledges.
Opening the new facility nine months after construction started, with fundraising goals not only met but exceeded, is a tremendous accomplishment that would not have been possible without the dedicated and forward thinking campaign committee members and donors who share the vision of a reunited school and who contributed generously to make it happen. One third of donations to the campaign came from graduates of the school and a noteworthy number of faculty and staff. The campaign also introduced new supporters to the school and many donors gave second and even third gifts to support the new building.
"The process often seemed like an act of faith on everyone’s part, but it was the result of the coordinated efforts of a large team of specialists, working together and each counting on others to fill in critical parts of the puzzle." From an essay about the process to rennovate the buildings in nine months by Miguel Gómez-Ibáñez, NBSS president
There is much to celebrate and we look forward to welcoming everyone—supporters, alumni, family, friends and the public to attend an event, take a workshop or learn more about the school's full-time programs.
thank the committee
The next time you run into one of the campaign committee members listed here, thank them for their vision and leadership. Fundraising is a team sport and ours is a stellar team.