WELCOME TO FUTURE FORWARD — THE CAMPAIGN FOR MKA
Please visit these pages regularly to get the latest news and information about this exciting moment in MKA's history.
Future Forward has already made some impressive strides. Fall 2012 saw completion of the Middle School Penick Center, which encompassed transformative renovations to the lobby, auditorium and dining hall, and creation of the James and Louise Higgins Common Room. As President of the Board of Trustees Michael Johnson noted at the dedication, “This renovation of the Penick Center will serve as a clear statement about the power of philanthropy to transform student life here at MKA. What you have accomplished here will set the tone and standard for all that is to come.” In addition, Muenster Field has been transformed into a first-rate athletic facility, complete with a field house and state-of-the art Academic Center that encompass the library, tech center, academic support center and collaborative learning spaces for the Upper School campus — as well as an outdoor amphitheater and “green roof classroom".
And what is to come? The Campaign for MKA has ambitious goals that include:
- A totally renovated Primary School campus that offers an auditorium/cafeteria, renovated gymnasium and library, and public and administrative spaces that reflect the dynamic teaching and learning offered to our youngest students.
- A significant increase in the school’s Endowment and Annual Giving support to ensure that elements vital to MKA’s ethos and mission will continue. These include outstanding professional development opportunities for our excellent faculty, significant financial aid to ensure a diverse student body and enhancements to MKA’s Signature Programs, whether for character education, global programs, core works, service learning opportunities or academic enrichment.
This is the most ambitious campaign ever launched by MKA. With a financial goal of $30 million, we are looking forward to securing the very best for future generations of students and guaranteeing that they, like the students of today, are empowered to meet whatever challenges are ahead.