Although the campaign launched just two years ago, the incredible generosity of our Crusader community has stepped up to raise $19M out of $24M in identified facility improvements. Our immediate goal is to finish raising $1M to complete Phase I projects. This includes the McKinley Performing Arts Center, elevator and other ADA improvements to increase accessibility for our students. We seek to raise an additional $4M this summer to complete Phase II projects and begin Phase III projects, which will greatly improve our student experience.
Why give now? Ask our generous donors why they’re involved in this campaign, and you’ll hear a multitude of answers with one common bond: our shared commitment to the advancement of Edgewood High School. For each of us, our Edgewood High School experience was the foundation for a lifetime of opportunity and community. We are a community for life.
Now it’s our turn to pay it forward for future generations. To attract the young minds of tomorrow, our environment must convey our unwavering commitment to providing students with an exceptional educational experience and inspiring them to study, reflect and take action in pursuit of a purposeful life.
“It’s time for the Edgewood community to reinvest in the institution that’s been such an enormous part of our lives.”
- David Stein, Steering Committee member and former EHS Board of Trustees chairperson
“It’s our turn to pay it forward for the next generation. It’s not really about bricks and mortar. It’s about our kids; it’s about the experience and the importance of a values-based education.”
- John ‘67 & Coleen Flad '68
Moving our Community Forward
Demonstrating what sets the Edgewood experience apart is increasingly challenging in a community where referendums give public high schools access to hundreds of millions of dollars to build state-of-the-art schools, theaters and athletic centers.
We live in an age when it’s critical to meet increased demands for innovation, collaboration and inspiration. We must also meet increased demands for security. Our plan includes the transformation of our school’s main entrance to create a vibrant, welcoming focal point that also keeps our students safe and offers our EHS families the peace of mind they deserve.
Creating our Future:
Our Campaign Vision
Here's a glimpse of what your gifts will accomplish.
Thanks to our generous donors, we’re on our way to creating an improved learning environment for our students and strengthening Edgewood High School’s competitive position for many years to come.