Progress

 

Forward, Always Forward Campaign Eclipses $8.5 million

Three years ago today, Benedictine Headmaster Fr. Frank Ziemkiewicz, O.S.B. announced the Forward, Always Forward Capital Campaign; the largest fundraising effort in the 115 year history of the school.  The campaign has raised more than $8.5 million which is an indicator of the belief and support from our generous parents, alumni, and friends.

The first phase of the campaign has supported several exciting improvements to Benedictine including the opening of Phase I of the 19,000 square foot Brown STEM Wing, the complete renovation of six classrooms inside one of our academic halls, the growth of our endowment fund through the development of leased lands, a new academic learning center and resource program, a new music program, significant improvements to the baseball field, new stadium lights on the athletic field, and the upgrade and replacement of all of our campus power supply.

“We are in the final stretch of this first phase of the campaign.  Our goal is to raise $350,000 by December 31 which would allow us to complete Phase II of the Brown STEM Wing and have all four science laboratories operational by February 1, 2018.  All of our focus will be on reaching this goal so we can move on to the next phase of our campaign.  We’ve been overwhelmed by the outpouring of support from the Benedictine community in Savannah and we hope they will Come Fall In Line and propel us over the finish line,” says Headmaster Fr. Frank.   

We are excited to share the progress that has taken place because of BC families who have made sacrificial gifts.  The following projects have already been completed:

  • Construction for Phase II of the Brown STEM Wing began (2017)
  • Phase I of the 19,000 square foot Brown STEM Wing opened (2017)
  • Construction for Phase I of the Brown STEM Wing began (2016)
  • Georgia Power installed all new hi-voltage power lines throughout campus to support our new energy efficient infrastructure (2015)
  • The athletic field was lit with energy efficient stadium lights (2015)
  • BC leased 7 acres of unused land to HealthSouth which will generate revenue for our endowment to support student financial aid (2015)
  • B-Wing was completely renovated with modern classrooms and renamed Brent Hall in honor of Mr. & Mrs. John Brent '59 (2014)
  • The baseball field was updated with a new infield, warning track, brick back stop, paving and bleachers (2014)
  • The Barlow Learning Center and resource program was created to serve young men with specific learning needs (2014)
  • BC launched a new music program with a national partnership (2014)

 

Click below to read the Capital Campaign Midpoint Review 

 

RIBBON CUTTING FOR PHASE I OF THE BROWN STEM WING
RIBBON CUTTING FOR PHASE I OF THE BROWN STEM WING




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Founded in 1902, Benedictine Military School is an all-male, Catholic, college preparatory day school educating young men in grades 9-12.

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Savannah, GA 31406
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