UPDATE: BERKELEY COMMUNITY MEETS MILLION DOLLAR CHALLENGE!
In a convincing show of support, the Berkeley community met the Berkeley Million Dollar Challenge goal of raising $1,000,000 in one month! Through the generous support of an anonymous donor to the Above & Beyond Campaign, a challenge was put forth to the Berkeley community to collectively pledge $1,000,000 to build the Gries Center for the Arts and Sciences. The challenge ran through May 1, 2014. The donor will now match that amount to provide a total of $2,000,000 in support of the Center!
With everyone’s support, the 75,000-square-foot center will enhance the middle and upper division art, science and math programs, and its impact will be felt by even the youngest students in the lower division. This facility will truly be transformative with regards to Berkeley’s teaching practice, curriculum and program offerings, faculty recruitment and retention success, college admissions outcomes, and national prominence.
Although the Challenge has been met, fundraising efforts to support the Gries Center for the Arts and Sciences continue through Above & Beyond: The Campaign for Berkeley Preparatory School
. To learn more on how you can support the campaign, log on to www.berkeleyprep.org/campaign
or contact Arty Giallourakis, Campaign Director, at (813) 885-1673, Ext. 2305.