Highpoint Reaches HP2 Capital Campaign Goal
Highpoint Center for Printmaking is very proud to announce that, thanks to the amazing work and support of hundreds of generous people, foundations and businesses, HP2: the Campaign for a Permanent Home has met its goal to raise $3.5M in funds and in-kind donations.
The HP2 Campaign first went public on May 14, 2008 with a launch party at Le Meridian Chambers (The Chambers at that time). Over 200 guests attended and enjoyed a presentation by HP2’s architect, James Dayton. The public enthusiasm for the project was inspirational for us all.
Fast forward to May 2009: the renovation project at 912 W. Lake Street is complete and Highpoint moves to its beautiful new digs. Programs start up again in June 2009, and on October 3, 2009 Highpoint throws its Grand Opening Gala for 300 guests to celebrate the new home. Meanwhile, the economy lapses into a deep recession, making the HP2 Capital Campaign even more challenging.
For almost three years Highpoint has been fundraising for the HP2 project. This involved the work of countless people, including HP Directors and Board, Capital Campaign Committee, and invested arts lovers who cared about the project.
So here’s to a new beginning: with the Capital Campaign goal met, Highpoint is poised to move into the future with a permanent home, a devoted base of supporters, and the focus to take off in new directions. We promise to continue to serve you, our neighbors and community, and artists from around the world in new, exciting and creative ways.
Thank you all, and please visit us soon.
Carla McGrath, Executive Director
Cole Rogers, Artistic Director & Master Printer