Cannon School Exceeds $7.1 Million Goal to Complete Capital Campaign
Congratulations goes out to Cannon School for completing their $7.1 million capital campaign in just two years! Building Bright Futures, the school’s largest capital campaign in history, will enhance the school’s arts, athletics and Middle School facilities with five major construction projects. The announcement was made to current Cannon families at the school’s annual state of the school presentation.
In 2012, Cannon School’s Board of Trustees collectively pledged the first $1 million to the Building Bright Futures Campaign, and NASCAR Driver Jeff Burton and his wife Kim Burton signed on to chair the campaign. Last fall, a current Cannon School family who wished to remain anonymous pledged a lead gift of $1 million towards the school’s new auditorium and performing arts center.
Betty and Randy Marion Sr. and Family further fueled the campaign with a gift of $500,000 in honor of their grandchildren to name the new Randy Marion Family Field House. As an effort that involved the entire school community, 370 current Cannon School families, grandparents, friends, alumni, faculty and staff contributed to this historic campaign for the school.
Todd Hartung, Cannon School’s director of advancement explained, “The fact that we raised over $7 million in just two years, mostly from current parents, speaks volumes about the positive experiences their children are having here at Cannon.”
About Cannon School
Cannon School is a private independent junior kindergarten through 12th grade college-preparatory institution. It attracts more than 900 students from Concord, Davidson, Cornelius, Huntersville, Mooresville, Charlotte, the University City area, Kannapolis and Salisbury. Cannon School seeks to prepare students for a world that promises to be unpredictable.
In classroom learning, character building activities, and extracurricular involvement, teachers, advisors and coaches work to instill in students Habits of Mind that are reflective, meta-cognitive, self-governing and strategic along with Habits of Spirit that encourage flexibility, curiosity, creativity and risk-taking.