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Bridge to the Future

The Capital Campaign for a New School

Bridge to the Future"We cannot accomplish this enormous undertaking without the active involvement of every person who has been connected with these schools. We cannot do this without you. We therefore ask for your time, energy, and financial support." - Janet Ashby, Administrator

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Stone Road Site Plan

Stone Road Site Plan

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Stone Road Floor Plan

Stone Road Floor Plan

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the objective of the final phase for the "Bridge to the Future" Capital Campaign?

The financial goal of the Campaign is to raise $3 million toward the $4 million proposed building. Proceeds from the sale of CMS's Crestwood Drive property would contribute to the project's funding. The building plan for this final phase will encompass a 32,000 square-foot facility that will be attached to the 8,000 square-foot middle school building that was completed on the Stone Road campus in August 2009.

How will we raise the funds required?

The final phase of the Capital Campaign will be funded mainly through individual donations and pledges from current and past CMS families. Foundations and corporations will also be approached for their support. Currently, a $200,000 grant has been secured from The Paul and Lucille Caudill Little Foundation to fund the stage and art rooms in the planned gymnasium area.

Will the new school accommodate more students and classrooms?

Expanded enrollment is not a goal of this campaign. CMS will continue to maintain an enrollment of approximately 260 students to ensure the close-knit relationship between students, teachers and staff. The goal of this campaign is to provide more physical classroom space, as well as ample agricultural land for hands-on, land-based learning opportunities for our students.

Will tuition increase substantially to offset building costs?

The new facility will not be funded through tuition rate increase. Construction of the final phase will not begin until the sufficient funds have been raised.

How can I help make this vision a reality?

There are many ways to help! Your long-term pledge of cash, securities or in-kind donations will enable CMS, Inc. to secure our legacy of educating strong citizens in the Lexington community. It is our hope that every CMS family will stretch to make the most generous pledge that they can. Pledges may extend over a five year time period. Flexible payment options are available to best suit your family's needs. Please contact the Development Office with any possible private, corporate or foundation connections you may have.

Are contributions to the campaign tax deductible?

Yes, CMS, Inc. is recognized as a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization therefore contributions are deductible to the fullest extent allowable by law. Please consult your tax advisors about possible tax benefits.

Are "Naming Opportunities" available?

Yes, a list of the available naming opportunities has been included. Through a named gift, donors are recognized for their generosity with commemorative plaques which will be permanently displayed in the new building.

Why should I invest in this campaign? My child will graduate before the project is complete.

Everything we enjoy at CMS is the result of generous gifts from those who came before us; as they provided for you and your children or grandchildren, it is now our responsibility to provide for those who will follow. Your belief in the CMS's mission was, in part, what led you to choose the school for your children. You now have the opportunity to reinforce that choice with a gift that reflects your continuing commitment to the goals and values that a Community Montessori School education represents. A gift to this campaign will ensure CMS's strength and success in the future.

Page Update: May 26, 2010