We have paid our mortgage!!
PHASE 1 IS COMPLETE
The Geller Center Board of Directors is so pleased and grateful to announce that we have paid our mortgage, and finished Phase 1 of our Capital Campaign!
We started the process to owning our building in 2009, with visioning retreat. Two years later, we began a 3 year capital campaign, with the ambitious goal of raising $500,000 to buy our building, begin a visioning process for expanded facilities, and to expand our programs and services.
We purchased our property at Laurel and Howes from the Presbyterian Church (USA) on July 28, 2011, thanks to generous pledges of $125,000 and a loan of $190,000 from an anonymous donor. We also went through our visioning process that summer with the Institute for the Built Environment. From that process, they created conceptual drawings of what expanded facilities could look like.
On May 20, we ended Phase 1 of our capital campaign, after raising $425,000 in 3 years. This made it possible for us to pay off our mortgage, begin a visioning process, and shore up our operating funds. It has been a wild and beautiful journey to get to this point, and we could not be more ecstatic!
Now, we are moving forward with Phase 2, expanding our programs and reexamining our vision to build a strategic plan for expanding our facilities. The future is full of possibility, we hope that you'll join us in the process.
We are so very grateful to all who donated their time, talent and treasure to make the dream of owning our facilities possible:
Our Anonymous Donors, Patrice Adamson, Jennifer & Thomas Arndt, Bob Bach, Cheryl & John Beckett, Mary & Ralph Bender, Kathleen Bennett, Al & Ruth Billington, Glenn Blanc & Elissa Tivona, Bohemian Foundation, George & Nancy Bryan, David Bye, Eliza & James Carney, Joan Chadbourne, Peggy Christiansen & Jesse Avila, Bobbie Cook, Donald Denham & Ken Ingram, Lorraine & Mike Dewey, Andrea Doerr, Brian & Karen Dunbar, Kay & Vic Ecklund, Anne Fisher, Foothills Unitarian Church of Fort Collins, Barb & Les Fraley, Jeanette & Ron Friesen, Edith Gause & Andrew Short, Bob Geller, Tim Geller, Laurie Gery, Frank & Maria Gibson, Jane & Michael Gitter, Lew Grant, Bill & Jean Griswold, Dale & Lou Grit, Beth Helmers & John Kefalas, Barbara & Bob Hoel, Katie Huffman, The Institute for the Built Environment at CSU, Jim & Nancy Johnson, John Jostad, Linda Joyce & Michael Ryan, Scott & Sivea Key, Lazan, Glover & Puciloski, LLP, Ila Leavy, Alaynna Madole, Charlotte Miller & Rob Werge, Lisa Miller, George & Hildegarde Morgan, Betty Moseley, Mary Ellen & Paul Moyer, Charla & Larry Musgrave, Howard & Silvia Nornes, Don Park II, Bob & Nancy Phillips, Ken Pilot, Josie Plaut, Ted Pratt, Marianne Rieux, Len Roark, Annabelle & Dick Rutherford, Barb & Hugh Sanborn, George Sarlo, Barb Schaeffer, Gary Schluter, Carol & David Shanks, Maurice Shenk, Mary Lou Smith, Bethany Springer, Margaret Stockover, Jean & Tom Sutherland, Ken & Marty Tharp, Jane & Rich Thompson, Bonnie Titley, Carol & Joe Tunner, Marion Voskull, Bev & Larry Webber, Ron Wemple, Jim White, Chet & Marilyn Wood, Barbara & Calvin Woods
The time is ripe.
Join us as we blossom.
If you would like to make a donation to our Capital Campaign, please visit our donation page. When you make your donation, please indicate that you would like your donation to go towards the Capital Campaign.