Future Lorraine and Bill Dodero Center for Performing Arts Receives $500,000 Challenge

We are excited to announce that an anonymous donor has made a $500,000 challenge to the Lorraine and Bill Dodero Center for Performing Arts. This means that every dollar of the next $500,000 raised by March 31 will be matched 100%! Currently at 91% of our $11 million goal, when met with $500,000 in new donations, this challenge will complete our fundraising for this important project and allow us to move towards construction.
 
How will the Center for Performing Arts transform students’ academic experience at Gilmour?
 
Theater is a critical part of educating both the minds and the hearts of our students.
 
There are certain life skills that are not easily measured by standardized tests. Creative thinking, confidence, collaborative problem solving, resilience, public speaking, empathy and leadership are just a few of the many life skills that involvement in theater fosters.
 
The benefits of theater can start as early as preschool, when young students learn about writing as they experience a story’s beginning, middle and end through a play, and continue all the way through Lower, Middle and Upper School, as students’ opportunities expand and they can delve into acting, theater tech, costume design, lighting, stage management, writing and directing. These are impactful and critically important opportunities for our students.
 
Help us reach our goal and make this dream a reality. We must meet this challenge by March 31. Your gift, along with the 1:1 match, could be the one that puts us over the top and allows us to raise the curtain for opening night at the brand new Lorraine and Bill Dodero Center for Performing Arts. To make your gift today, please contact Laurie Bilger, J.D., Senior Advancement Officer, at bilgerl@gilmour.org or (440) 473-8056.
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