Gateway Capital Campaign
In 2022, Frederica Academy embarked on a $10,000,000 capital campaign, entitled The Gateway Campaign.
This campaign will improve and strengthen the FA student experience. Constructing and maintaining first-rate facilities that serve an expanding student body (possibly as many as 550 students) creates: 1) more opportunities for friendships and more opportunities to learn from peers; 2) more teachers who add a wider variety of interests, expertise, and teaching styles to the classroom mix; and 3) more diversity of curricular programming both in terms of levels of courses and variety of courses.
Expanding and strengthening our academic and extracurricular programming is critical to FA maturing. Providing generations of students with a high quality educational experience is the surest way to solidify the brand of the school over time, and the momentum created by this campaign and the resulting school improvements will define this chapter of the school’s positive legacy.
At the end of February 2023, nearly $8,000,000 in gifts, pledges, and challenge commitments had been raised and that has or will fund all of the Gateway Campaign projects with the exception of the Hamilton Hall renovation and the new athletic facilities. The cafeteria work is particularly time sensitive as we need an operational cafeteria when school opens in August. This timeline only works if we are able to complete our fundraising work by the end of April 2023, preferably sooner.
FREDERICA ACADEMY HAS THE OPPORTUNITY TO RECEIVE A $750,000 CHALLENGE GIFT FOR THE SCHOOL’S GATEWAY CAPITAL CAMPAIGN THIS SPRING. AN ANONYMOUS FOUNDATION HAS AGREED TO MAKE THIS COMMITMENT IN ORDER TO HELP THE SCHOOL COMPLETE ALL OF THE PROJECTS IDENTIFIED IN THE GATEWAY CAPITAL CAMPAIGN. TO QUALIFY FOR THE GIFT, THE SCHOOL NEEDS TO RAISE AN ADDITIONAL $2,000,000 IN ORDER TO FULFILL THE $10,000,000 NEEDED TO FUND THE CAMPAIGN IN ITS ENTIRETY.
Once the Gateway Campaign is completed, we will turn our attention with great enthusiasm to previously identified high priority facility needs not included in the Gateway Campaign, and topping that list is the construction of a second gym.
Please contact John Pope in the Advancement Office regarding the Spring 2023 Gateway Challenge Gift Campaign.
Associate Head of School
Chief Advancement Officer