On November 27, 2017, Chair of the Capital Campaign Committee reported to the the FHRAT committee the following update about the capital campaign:
The $1 million challenge gift is not yet committed; family wants us to keep pushing toward $2.75M. Commitment expected to happen by 12/31/17, whether or not we get to the top.
There is some likelihood that the project will start as early as April or May and be completed by the end of 2018. The key variable at this point is the permitting and approval process.
There will be disruptions to church operations. However, it may well be that with careful scheduling, we can reduce the disruption and obviate having to relocate off-campus for more than a few weeks at a time, once or twice. Office administration may go to Marshman; daytime and evening meeting space may shift to Monroe Center on occasion.
Major work ahead is in the province of a construction oversight committee, co-chaired by Alice Dunn and Valerie Perkins and expected to include Greg Shenstone, Mart Ojamaa and others who have been working with Maryann Thompson Architects. Rich Papazian will continue as Treasurer. They will be charged with developing a final budget for the project and for bringing the project in on budget, not to exceed what we have received as commitments. C.C. budget will include “making whole” the Church budget for C.C.-related expenses and rental shortfalls.
This may mean that we’ll have to make trade-offs on what we can accomplish, at which time FHRAT, among other Church decision bodies, will have to consider the possibility of
Kudos to our dedicated and talented CCC team members Alice Dunn, Ben Vandiver, Epp Sonin, Gerry Mimno, John Hickey, Laura Maltby, Lynn Arenella, Mark Metzger, Rich Papazian, Trapper Markelz, Valerie Perkins, and Claire Feingold-Thoryn. And special thanks to Sarah Garner, without whose patient and diligent administrative management we’d all be in the deep, dark forest.
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