A story of perseverance, community, and bold goals
In October 2013, the school's Board of Trustees committed to a bold objective of raising a total of $50,000,000 by the school's 50th anniversary in 2020. This will fund the total cost of our campus redevelopment and create a robust permanent endowment to secure the school's financial future.
Work towards the "50 by 50" objective began in 2007 with a capital campaign project called The Forever School. An initial lead gift of $3 million inspired fundraising that totaled $17,000,000 to ensure that the school would find and secure a permanent home.
With our future on the Castle Creek campus firmly established via a partnership with the Aspen Music Festival & School in 2012, fundraising focused on completion of the campus redevelopment. The name of this phase of the campaign, Known & Loved, reaffirmed our commitment not only to the campus home we'd known since 1969, but also to the school's personal approach to education.
In 2016, with the new campus open and the school thriving, Aspen Country Day School embarked on the final element of the 50 by 50 objective, a campaign called Our Children Our Future.
The initiatives of this campaign are directly aligned with 2020 InSIGHT, the Strategic Plan for Aspen Country Day School 2016-2020. Read more about this long-range plan that is guiding our campaign and our work as a school through 2020.