Berdon Lawrence, Honorary Chair Corby Robertson Jr., Honorary Chair
Joe Hafner, Member; Don North, Member; Tom Simmons, Member and Tad Mayfield, Chair
TOMORROW'S PROMISE CAPITAL CAMPAIGN STEERING COMMITTEE
Tom Simmons, Chair of the School’s Board of Trustees, is very excited about the possibilities provided by the land acquisition. “The opportunities presented to the Kinkaid community through the purchase of the neighboring tract are simply unparalleled! I have always believed that the Kinkaid grounds and facilities are some of the most attractive, well-planned and accommodating for a school that I am aware of. While we have been fortunate enough to have more space than most others, we, too, have been “land locked.” In the 53 years since we have been in our present location, we have built, torn down, rebuilt, tucked in, overlapped, reorganized and re-built again! The key to maximizing the value of our new campus is our ability to visualize deep into the 21st Century, and beyond. With the financial support and input from all of us, with the ability to see “into the future,” the opportunities that we have to address our needs for the future are limitless!”
Tad Mayfield is honored to help lead this effort. “Today our children are enjoying the fruits from the promise made by Mrs. Kinkaid and generations of current and former visionary supporters. Tomorrow, with the extraordinary addition of nearly 25 acres and an increase in the size of our campus by more than 60 percent, we have the unprecedented opportunity for our current parents, former parents, students, alumni, parents of alumni, grandparents, friends, faculty and staff to shape the destiny of Kinkaid students for the next 100 years and more. I give the most heartfelt thanks to you, the Kinkaid family, for your enthusiastic support of Tomorrow’s Promise. Yesterday was a gift and today we are blessed, but Tomorrow’s Promise depends on the support of all of us.”
The Tomorrow’s Promise Capital Campaign will be held in two phases. The goal for Phase One is $25 million to fund the purchase price, bank financing while gifts are received, capital improvements to address access issues and parking needs, the early stage of developing the Outdoor Learning Center, property taxes and the development of the Master Plan. The Steering Committee has begun securing pledges from the School’s trustees and major supporters. With the support of the entire community, we anticipate meeting the goal within the next year.
Phase Two will begin in a few years after the School develops a Master Plan and determines the associated costs.