Danville Express

Newsfront - March 2, 2007

$10 million campaign for Athenian

The Athenian School recently kicked off its $10 million Pillar Campaign to build a new music center, sports field and an endowment for the future. The kickoff celebration for the campaign was held at the Blackhawk Automotive Museum. Early donors have made gifts totaling $6 million and the rest of the fundraising is planned for the next three years.

"The Pillar Campaign for the Athenian School offers an opportunity to build something of lasting value that will nurture future generations and honor (founder) Dyke Brown's vision for this extraordinary learning community," said Mike McCoy, a Danville resident and Athenian trustee who is chairman for the campaign.

The school has 457 students in grades 6 to 12, with a student to faculty ratio of 10:1. It provides an education "that is challenging, engaging, personal, interactive and international," according to its press release.


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