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PHASE 3 of The Legacy Project
The Board of Directors of Saint Bede Academy are pleased to announce plans for Phase 3 of the Legacy Project. The tremendous educational impact and benefits of the Perino Science Center have generated excitement among the entire Saint Bede family, especially from students and faculty. As a result of this input, the goals of Phase 3 are to renovate the classrooms and common areas on the two floors of the 127 year-old main school building.
The life safety-focused investments of Phase 1 of the Legacy Project paved the way for additional infrastructure and aesthetic improvements for the main building. All spaces for student learning will be significantly renovated and modernized. Renovations include improved lighting, new electrical service to support technology demands and air conditioning, as well as upgraded Men’s and Women’s restrooms on both floors. Best of all, many wooden doors and wooden floors will be refinished to restore their character and utility for another century. All walls will get a fresh coat of paint and new lockers and new furniture will finish the phase.
Well-regarded local contractors that know the beloved Academy building well estimate the cost of Phase 3 at $2 million. Fundraising for Phase 3 will begin soon with a goal to raise the funds by May 2019 so a majority of the work can be completed by the start of the 2019-2020 school year. Over 99 cents of every dollar raised will go directly into Phase 3. Phases 1 and 2 of the Legacy Project raised $7.25 million to improve the education we provide. The next $2 million invested in Saint Bede Academy promises to be equally impactful and exciting for current and future Bruins.
We will share more information as soon as possible.
Please contact me with questions or to make a gift. Together we can make a difference.
Matt McGinnis '85, Director of the Legacy Project
The Legacy Project honors our past and our dreams for the future. We are committed to building on our past, as we work to improve our facilities and programs. You are a part of our St. Bede family and we deeply appreciate your generous support on our journey. On behalf of the staff, students and monks, thank you for your generosity.
Abbot Philip Davey, O.S.B. '65
The Legacy Project plans are incredibly and absolutely necessary. This project is not about bricks and mortar... this is about transforming St. Bede in a way that allows us to better serve our students, faculty and all stakeholders. The involvement of many talented alumni supporters and staff has been outstanding. Thanks to their input, the designs are thoughtful, pragmatic, and support our traditions and aspirations. Your generosity will continue to make a very meaningful difference to the future of St. Bede Academy.
Dr. Ted Struck, Superintendent
Thank you for your charitable support to the St. Bede mission and enabling me and so many others to achieve what we have. Your support has helped me and so many other Bruins grow as both scholars and people. Thank you for being such an active and generous part of the St. Bede family.
Alex Dittmar '19, National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist
When you invest in St. Bede, you not only invest in a building, or an education but you invest in the future success of the students and teachers. Because of your investment, St. Bede has become a place that not only inspires and nurtures growth, but it also continues to adapt and grow with its students. St. Bede students are equipped with the resources and education they need to become successful. Because of your investment, St. Bede is the way it is today and we thank you.