Questions and Answers
1.) What is the difference between the Annual Fund and a capital campaign?
Annual gifts are raised each year from parents, faculty and staff, grandparents, and alumni families. These gifts allow Gillispie to provide outstanding educational opportunities for students and support faculty salaries. Gifts to the Annual Fund allow Gillispie flexibility in responding to the needs of programs and priorities on campus this school year. A capital gift is normally a larger, one-time gift that goes toward projects like new buildings and campus enhancements.
2.) Will I be asked to give to the campus improvements?
The Gillispie Board of Trustees has achieved 100% participation in the campaign!
By the end of the campaign, all families will be given an opportunity to contribute to these amazing enhancements for our students and faculty.
If you are interested in chatting with someone about giving to the campaign, please contact Debbie Rodriguez, Director of Advancement and Community Relations, at 858-459-3773 ext. 133 or [email protected]
3.) Are there naming opportunities?
Yes! We have areas that have already been reserved but are happy to discuss available opportunities with you.
4.) Will funding come from tuition hikes?
No. Gillispie will seek funding through a combination of mostly philanthropic giving as well as from increased enrollment due to the addition of two early childhood classrooms.
5.) Who designed and built the Sandbox?
We engaged the architectural firm of IPA, cutting-edge leaders in innovative design, to help us achieve one overarching purpose: to stimulate creativity in as many ways as possible so that children have numerous opportunities and ways in which to become passionate learners.
The general contractor was Lakewood Builders LLC.
Imagine Red, a team of architects, interior designers, graphic designers and artists based in Los Angeles who specialize in educational spaces came on board to provide interior design services.