The School initiates a capital campaign when the need arises for major, specialized initiatives, such as building projects or renovations. Capital campaigns are held over a period of months or years, and are designed to raise money for new buildings and major campus improvements.
Many of our most iconic and enduring facilities would not exist without your contributions to capital campaigns—and you will find examples throughout the Saint James campus. Two turf athletic fields have revolutionized our sports capacity; and, the Biggs Student Center in Kemp Hall is a central gathering place for students to study and socialize. Likewise, it’s hard to imagine Saint James without the Barbara J. Fulton classroom building or the Kerfoot Refectory dining hall. These capital projects have added immeasurably to the School’s assets. Since tuition and gifts to the Annual Fund are not used to fund major building projects and renovations, capital giving is essential to the School’s ability to grow and to expand as new opportunities arise.
Capital giving helps us meet essential longer-term needs, and plan for campus improvements and additions that will ensure a bright future for our students. A strong tradition of capital giving helps Saint James look to the future and grow to meet the evolving needs of our community.
Current Capital Projects
The School has identified two major capital projects needed to improve campus facilities. Architectural designs are currently being reviewed for both projects. We invite you to support these important projects.
Fine Arts Center
A new Fine Arts Center will include new music classrooms, new choir facilities, a new art studio, and a small performance venue.
The School will expand and renovate the Alumni Hall athletic facility, adding a new gymnasium and enhanced performance and practice venues.