Groton Community School Launches Public Phase of their Forward Motion Capital Campaign
Groton Community School has launched the Forward Motion Campaign, the largest fundraising endeavor in its history. With a $3.85 million goal, the campaign will allow GCS to modernize and expand its facilities. Highlights include a dedicated Children’s Library, Technology and Resource Center, enlarged classrooms and meeting spaces.
According to John Amaral, GCS Board of Trustees President, “This is an exciting time in the history of GCS. High-quality early education programs have a tremendous impact on a community, including tax- payer advantages and a stronger economy, which speaks volumes about the importance of this project. The investment in GCS gives young children a strong foundation and readies them for lifelong success. There is also a ripple effect – as we are providing this exceptional first school experience to families, our friends, neighbors, and local businesses are benefiting as well.”
During the quiet phase of the campaign several donors made very generous leadership gifts, demonstrating their belief in the powerful impact that GCS has on our community. Gifts and pledges totaling more than $2.2 million have already been collected as we eagerly anticipate breaking ground on the first phase of the project. “Many families in Groton and the surrounding towns have been a part of GCS over the past 72 years. Now is the time for all of us who have children or grandchildren that attended the school, and those who attended themselves, to step up and give. If everyone who was ever part of the GCS family were to donate, we would easily achieve the campaign goal,” said Peter Myette, a past GCS parent and grandparent, past Board member and current Trustee.