In Fall 2008, the Folk School Board of Directors decided to conduct a five-year, $2,000,000 capital campaign to guarantee our continued success and ensure that the School will continue to stand as a haven for artists― fostering creativity and togetherness. This campaign will help complete several strategic improvements to our campus: 1.) Construct the Clay Spencer Blacksmith Shop; 2.) Restore several of our historic structures including the Keith House, the Hill House and the Whitaker Blacksmith Shop; 3.) Green our campus and further our environmental sustainability initiative; 4.) Strengthen our endowment, and; 5.) Build a new student house (Field House). These improvements will ensure future institutional capitalization, diversify the School’s revenue streams, and safeguard the School well into the future.
With your help we can ensure that the School will always be a place where students can explore their creativity, restore their spirit and affirm themselves as individuals. The Folk School staff and Board of Directors are excited about this giant step forward and confident that, with your generous help, we will succeed in reaching our goals.
To date we have raised $1,750,636, roughly 87% of our $2,000,000 goal.