March 9, 2012
-- The Park School of Baltimore announces The Centennial Campaign, the most ambitious fundraising campaign in the school’s history. The goal is to raise $25 million by June 2013, capping the school’s centennial year celebrations. This endowment campaign will support Financial Assistance, Faculty Salaries, and Professional Development. As the public phase of the effort begins, organizers have secured cash gifts, pledges, and planned gifts totaling just over $19 million to date.
In a joint announcement, campaign co-chairs Len Weinberg ’76 and Steve Sibel said, “By focusing this Centennial Campaign on Park’s endowment, we’ve chosen to honor the most precious assets of our past, present and future: our students and teachers. We look forward to engaging thousands of Park supporters and building an endowment that will have a powerful impact on our community throughout the school’s second century.”
The three focal points of the campaign are: Financial Assistance so that Park can continue to enroll the most talented students, regardless of economic circumstance;
Faculty Salaries and Benefits so that the school can continue to recruit and retain the most talented teachers; and support for Professional Development Programs so that Park can continue to expand the professional growth opportunities fundamental to the school’s tradition of educational innovation and intellectual vitality.
“At this moment in Park’s history, as we approach our second century, we know what matters most and that’s investing in great teachers and great kids,” said Dan Paradis, Head of School, “…and that’s exactly what this campaign is all about."
Resources regarding Park’s Centennial Campaign, including an Executive Summary, the Case Statement, and Frequently Asked Questions document are available online: www.parkschool.net/
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Founded in 1912 as one of the early progressive schools, The Park School of Baltimore is a non-sectarian, independent, coeducational day school with 862 students in pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade.