April 19, 2013
Dear Members of the MKA Community,
I am excited to be writing to you today to announce the public launch of Future Forward: The Campaign for MKA. With a goal of raising $30 million (of which $15.4 million has already been secured) Future Forward is a comprehensive and ambitious philanthropic campaign designed to create the very best learning environment for current and future generations of MKA students. If the phrase "learning environment" sounds a little too abstract, consider it as the combination of great programs, teaching, resources and students. Earlier this week, some of us had the privilege to see and hear this combination in action at a performance by the Middle and Upper School Jazz Bands - an exceptional concert made possible by hundreds of hours of practice and rehearsal, skilled direction and teaching, a passion for excellence from students and faculty, and the resources: facilities, instruments, materials and time to develop students into musicians and to transform those musicians into a first-rate ensemble.
Future Forward is a historic undertaking that arose from the minds and expertise of our faculty, our administrators, our trustees, architects and advisors. We have developed plans and made many choices during the course of the past six years to identify the have to haves for MKA's future. I believe what you will see in Future Forward is a powerful combination of strategic and essential goals. Our goals touch every campus and many of the essential resources of the School, including Academic Centers for the Upper and Middle Schools that combine the latest research into libraries, technology centers and academic support, a renovated Muenster Field to meet the needs of our athletic program, an expanded Primary School, an enhanced endowment and an increased annual fund to support the excellence of teaching and learning for which MKA is known.
I invite you to find out more about this remarkable campaign. Click here to read more about our goals, our Campaign Committee and our projects, and click here to download the full Case Statement.
I am proud to be here at this time and place in MKA's history and excited about the work that lies ahead to realize the aspirations of Future Forward. My hope is that all of you will support this Campaign and be advocates for its goals and vision.
Thomas W. Nammack