Time to act! A casting call to every Parish family.Feb 24, 2019
The Noble family issues $1 million challenge to inspire community to complete Limitless campaign. Center will be named in honor of Noble family’s legacy to the arts.
We are extraordinarily close to making the new Performance & Community Center a reality. At the Parish Gala on Saturday, Feb. 23, the Noble family made a $1 million challenge grant to encourage our community to move swiftly on the Limitless campaign. In response, Parish families made the first $489,949 in donations toward meeting that challenge.
After this tremendous response, we are $2.5 million from our Limitless campaign goal. If we reach our target this spring, we will break ground in fall 2019 and aim for a grand opening in 2021.
There are many reasons we urgently need this new facility, but the most compelling of them is the talent of our students. Simply watch this video starring our students that debuted at Gala and highlights the talents of the Essential Standards musical group. These students didn’t know they could act, sing and help produce a music video until they did it. These kinds of life-broadening, creative experiences will be limitless in number with the new venue.
We are deeply grateful to Scott & Natalie Noble and their children – Ford, Quentin and Ava – for their challenge grant, which can fuel this final leg of our journey. Their commitment has been transformational to the Limitless campaign. It was their $1 million challenge grant at the 2013 Gala that started us on this journey. They invested an additional $1.5 million in 2018. Now, with their new $1 million challenge spurring us to our final destination, we think it is only fitting that the new facility be named the Noble Family Performing Arts Center.
We have come far, and we are poised for success. But we need every Parish family to help us in this final push. I ask you to commit generously and with consideration to the benefit your child (or children) will receive, as well as the benefit you’ve received from families who came before you.
The success of this campaign should belong to our entire community, just as this new center for arts and community will belong to every student at Parish.
Allen Meyer Family Head of School