Oh what a night we had last Saturday, when the Meadowbrook community gathered together to officially kick off the new capital campaign. Imagine More: the Campaign for Meadowbrook was launched amidst a crowd of over 300 parents, alumni, past parents, and grandparents. Guests were given opportunities to build a wall-sized Lego mosaic of the Imagine More logo, and doodle on digital whiteboards with images and words highlighting their dreams for the future of Meadowbrook. All to the tunes of a live band led by Seth Rosenbloom ‘07 and Stephanie Merinoff ‘08, fabulous food, and even a signature cocktail (the “Imagine More-tini”).
During the evening Steve Hinds, Board President Tom Grape, and Campaign Co-Chairs Kevin Callaghan, Jenny Seeman and Kent Weldon, spoke to the group about our audacious plans for this capital campaign, announcing that our goal is to raise $35 million: $25 million for a new Academic Commons, renovated Lower School, and Middle School classrooms, and $10 million for endowment in support of faculty and financial assistance. Guests were encouraged to talk with faculty and JP Fine, Co-Chair of the Facilities Committee and John Tyler, member of the Facilities Committee, about the building models that were hung in various gallery areas of the room. Three videos, courtesy of Mike Scafati, beautifully outlined the reasons behind the campaign, our new building projects, and endowment goals.
Many guests told us how much they enjoyed the evening, and how excited they are about this wonderful fundraising initiative. Be sure to explore the Imagine More microsite to see the videos and learn even more about the campaign!