Capital Campaign

 

PERSONALIZE A FEATHER PLAQUE

NAMING OPPORTUNITIES

The Story 

Since opening in 2010, Inspire School of Arts & Sciences has provided students with the unique opportunity to explore and intensively learn in the areas of theatre, music, dance, visual arts, digital media arts, engineering, and science – unlike any other high school in the North State. This award-winning high school commits to preparing students within a connected school community for a successful transition to college, work, and life experiences that reflect a lifelong love of learning, a fearless approach to risk-taking, a healthy work ethic, collaborative learning, and a passionate commitment to service. They have accomplished this for 10 years in portables behind another high school. 

From the beginning, Inspire has held the vision of moving to a new site. In late 2019, Inspire became eligible for Prop 51 funds from the state of California through a charter facilities grant applied for in Spring 2017.

 

Under this program, the state will fund up to $10 million, if the Foundation can realize a $10 million match. Inspire has also realized significant funds dedicated to facilities through a local school bond (Measure K, 2016).

Also in February 2019, Chico Unified School District approved Inspire’s use of seven acres of a Canyon View property that was funded with a local school bond (Measure A, 1998). Parallel with this momentum, the Inspire Foundation was established with the purpose of supporting the school and launching a capital campaign to build our students and staff the school they deserve at this new site.

The Inspire School of Arts & Sciences Foundation is vigorously raising funds to build a truly inspiring campus, as well as bridging the gap between the state allocated funding and the costs of providing industry-current pathways and programs in the arts, sciences, and engineering.

New Campus Images

Funding Progress

The project goal for the first phase is approximately $20M. With the funding from the state, we have $10M and Chico Unified School District’s contribution of $1M, we are over 60% funded for the project.

  • Capital Campaign Funding Progress 66% 66%

Naming Opportunities

Naming a part of the school is a wonderful way to leave a reminder of your generosity or honor a family member or alumni. Additionally, ALL donations are matched – making your donation even more significant. If you would like to leave a lasting legacy, please contact our Development Director to discuss available options. All pledges can be made over a two year period. We want to work with you and your passion for the future of this school and the thousands of students who will pass through these doors.  

NEW CAMPUS

$2,000,000

1 AVAILABLE

AMPHITHEATER

$1,000,000

1 AVAILABLE

HUMANITIES QUAD

$100,000

1 AVAILABLE

STEM QUAD

$100,000

1 AVAILABLE

VAPA QUAD

$100,000

1 AVAILABLE

ART STUDIO

$20,000

1 AVAILABLE

SCIENCE LAB

$20,000

Donated by Randy Pierce

BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE LAB

$20,000

Donated by Hollis Elliott &
Elizabeth Colleran, DVM

COMPUTER SCIENCE LAB

$20,000
Donated by
InterWest Insurance

DANCE STUDIO

$20,000

2 AVAILABLE

MATH LAB

$20,000

Donated by Linda Pierce

THEATRE STUDIO

$20,000

Donated by Georgie Bellin

DIGITAL ARTS STUDIO

$20,000

1 AVAILABLE

ENGINEERING & ROBOTICS LAB

$20,000

1 AVAILABLE

HISTORY: OUR AMERICAN EXP.

$20,000

1 AVAILABLE

HISTORY: OUR GLOBAL EXP.

$20,000

Donated by Travers Family

ORCHESTRA STUDIO

$20,000

Donated by Huber Family

PIANO & MUSIC COMPOSITION

$20,000

1 AVAILABLE

SPECIAL ED CLASSROOM

$20,000

1 AVAILABLE

TECH THEATRE STUDIO

$20,000

1 AVAILABLE

WORLD LANG & CULTURE

$20,000
Donated by Hopper Family
1 AVAILABLE

PRECIOUS PLASTICS WORKSPACE

$10,000

1 AVAILABLE

DIGITAL ARTS SOUND ROOM

$10,000

3 AVAILABLE

SCIENCE MAKER SPACE

$10,000

1 AVAILABLE

KILN YARD

$10,000

1 AVAILABLE

Memorial Benches ($5000 Donation)

Farmers Insurance – Ceila Miranda Agency

Jennifer Spangler

Vitia Kozielski

Anonymous

**For more naming opportunities, download the legacy of support naming sheet or contact the Development Director at (530) 999-2882 or celeste@supportinspire.org**

With Your Help, We Can Build A School They Deserve

As seen in the Ron Howard documentary “Rebuilding Paradise”, the 2018 Camp Fire that devastated the community burned a quarter of the Inspire student’s homes and increased the poverty level of Inspire families, quickly redirecting the staff’s efforts to meeting the fundamental needs of families. Then, in the same month that the Inspire Foundation was launching their first capital campaign to build their new school, the COVID-19 global pandemic caused the closure of thousands of local businesses, leading to another tragedy that has had serious impacts on the North State economy.

Now, Inspire has two years to raise $10 million in order to receive the matching funds from the state to build their new school, and we need your help in this effort. You, our valued supporter, can be part of making this vision a reality and building a lasting legacy for the arts and sciences in this rural area of Northern California.

AWARD-WINNING THEATRE PRODUCTIONS

Naming Opportunities – Mural Wall

Large Feather

Arntz Family Foundation

Catherine Sullivan

Coronel Solar

David & Rashell Brobst

Gail Holbrook

Gibson Family

Joan Schreiner

Larry & Linda Carmichael

Matson & Isom Technology Consulting

Members 1st Credit Union

Myles Family

Northern California National Bank

Pat & Richard Macias

Slater & Son General Contractor

Tim & Bonnie DeWitt

Whitmore/Hanford Family

Small Feather

Anderson Family

Aranguren Family

Cliff, Karie & Brady Chittenden

Coons Family

Emily Davis

Helen Duval Design

Hickman Family Vineyards

Hill Family

Kimberley Hutton

Kirk & Traci Thompson

Meehan Family

Modern Building Company

Rickety Bridge Music

Rolls, Anderson & Rolls

Supportive Conceptions Surrogacy

The Cana Road Band

Thomas & Steven Nilsson

Q & A

Is your donation tax-deductible?

Yes! Inspire School of Arts and Sciences Foundation is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization and your donation is tax-deductible within the guidelines of U.S. law. To claim a donation as a deduction on your U.S. taxes, please keep your email donation receipt as your official record. We'll send it to you upon successful completion of your donation.

How do I send a donation by check?

If you would like to send a donation by check, please make it out to "Inspire Foundation" and mail to: Inspire Foundation, PO Box 9339, Chico, CA 95927-9339. Please make sure you include a note about which team or individual's page to apply the donation so we can make sure that page is updated with your donation. Thank you for your support!

how can i learn more about the project?

You can read more on our Capital Campaign page  or visit our Facebook page for new campus updates webinars. 

When Does The Peer To Peer Campaign "Their Future Is Now" End?

The campaign will come to an end on midnight on December 21, 2021. All monthly donations will continue after the campaign until the individual decides to stop their recurring donation.

All donations can be made online through our secure site or mailed to: Inspire Foundation, PO Box 9339, Chico, CA 95927-9339.

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