We are excited to announce that we have recently been awarded a challenge grant that, when matched by donations within the community, will push us to fully achieving our restoration goal for our future Center!
In 1957, Mr. Robert G. Cabell, III, and Mrs. Maude Morgan Cabell established the Cabell Foundation to support charitable organizations in Virginia through a collective effort with engaged and active communities. The Cabell Foundation recognizes the value of Blue Ridge Discovery Center’s goal to restore the Historic Konnarock Training School into a discovery center at the base of Virginia’s highest mountain, and has awarded us a $200,000 Challenge Grant to be matched by community donors by June 2020 for a combined total of $400,000. Achieving this $400,000 grant and donation match will complete our restoration fundraising goal of $2,250,000 for the Historic Konnarock Training School. At 90% of our goal, we now need your help to finish the restoration fundraising effort! Bringing this project to life will be a tremendous achievement. It will launch Blue Ridge Discovery Center into a new era of impact and directly change the trajectory of Southwest Virginia and beyond.
This challenge grant and the final piece of our restoration fundraising relies on your contribution! It is time to dig deep and determine how much you can contribute. If it helps for personal budgeting, we welcome monthly, quarterly, or multi-year pledges. To give you perspective, we need 200 people to give $1,000. That is a big challenge for both BRDC and our community. Help us raise the challenge match of $200,000 by making a donation today. Every gift counts! Call us at 276-293-1232 to discuss your pledge.
Your personal contribution can come in the form of a one-time cash donation, a financial pledge over a period of time, and in-kind gifts.
Contact Aaron Floyd (276-293-1232) or Keith Andrews (276-237-3654) if you have any questions about the project or about how to make a contribution.
You may also visit https://blueridgediscoverycenter.org/capital-campaign.