Art For Always Capital Campaign
Acquisition, renovation, expansion & revitalization of LeMoyne Arts campus
The Art for Always capital campaign is generating the funding to complete the acquisition and renovation of a new home for LeMoyne’s renowned art education program and the expansion and revitalization of LeMoyne’s popular Helen Lind Sculpture Garden that offers an inspirational setting for artists and an ideal gathering place for community events and private functions.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
LeMoyne Arts' overarching goal is to create the region's premier art education center physically and culturally aligned with the LeMoyne Galleries and Gardens by acquiring the building located at 131 North Gadsden Street -- immediately adjacent (on the southside) to the Meginnis-Munroe House where the LeMoyne Galleries are located. The subject building is two stories, 6,254 square feet with 20 parking spaces, and a small garden area. This building will house modern, accessible classrooms and studios and is pivotal to LeMoyne's investment in and education of this region's youth; thereby ensuring Art for Always for one and all. Here are the financial implications.
$2,200,000 for building acquisition and renovation along with garden expansion and enhancements.
500,000 to establish a facilities endowment to ensure sustainable maintenance of the facilities.
$2,700,000 Grand Total
Because of the CRA grant and LeMoyne's wonderful leadership donors Kelly and Laurie Dozier, Persis and Charlie Rockwood, and Pamala Doffek, there is $1,345,000 remaining to be raised through the Art for Always campaign -- $845,000 for the art education center and gardens and $500,000 for the facilities endowment. Please see the accompanying gift announcements that feature these generous donors.
HOW CAN YOU HELP
With the $1 million from the CRA and $100,000 gift from the Rockwoods, LeMoyne is halfway to raising the funds needed to make this dream a reality. Right now, you can take advantage of a dollar-for-dollar match and see a 100% return on your investment in LeMoyne if you act quickly and take advantage of Kelly and Laurie Dozier’s generous commitment to match every dollar donated up to $250,000. Funds must be received by July 31 to be eligible for the match.
LeMoyne Arts offers a variety of gift planning options for you, including outright gifts of cash (please see below for instructions on making out your check), securities, contributions from donor advised funds, employee matching gifts, pledges spread over a scheduled period of time. Further, LeMoyne welcomes corporate and foundation grants, real and personal property, deferred gift provisions under wills, living trusts, designations of retirement plan assets, charitable remainder trusts, other life income gifts, and through signature events such as the Chain of Parks Art Festival. Contributions of life insurance policies and charitable lead trusts are also accepted.
Gifts in any amount are most welcome or you may want to capture the spirit of LeMoyne by contributing at a level that will name a specific location in the new art education building, the gardens or other designated area. See some of our Naming Opportunities available for honoring your generous giving or a loved one’s legacy.
LeMoyne representatives will be happy to give you a guided tour of LeMoyne, the gardens, and the new building, or will be happy to visit with you personally in your home or office.
If donating by check, please make out your check to LeMoyne Arts, and mail to:
125 N. Gadsden Street
Tallahassee, FL 32301
Please write Art for Always in the memo line
Conn Architects and Associates for providing conceptual designs and drawings; and Charlie Johnson of Kimley-Horn Landscape Architects for providing landscape conceptual designs and drawings.