Program Council has authorized a $1.5 to $2 million capital campaign, with universal access as the top priority. Brad Howe was unanimously elected by the Council to serve as General Chair of the campaign. Read the full Dream BIG Committee recommendations for a capital campaign.
In developing the recommendations, the committee drew on the 135 individual suggestions it received, the responses to a survey on 10 possible initiatives, and a feasibility study carried out by consultant Dan Hotchkiss. The recommendations were presented at Program Council’s Nov. 7 meeting and were approved at its Dec. 5 meeting.
Brad, a Follen member for 35 years, was a leader of Follen’s last two capital campaigns. In consultation with church leadership, he will assemble a Capital Campaign Committee to raise the funds and a Construction Oversight Committee to map out and manage the projects. Fund-raising is expected to begin in the spring, with public outreach in fall 2017. Detailed plans for construction projects will be developed in consultation with Program Council as the budget scale becomes clear.