Why A Capital Campaign?
We believe that every child deserves strong and inspired leaders and that the spirit of KSS is made of the relationships built between student and teacher, camper and counselor, volunteer and staff member. Our campus fosters these relationships and we believe everyone deserves to be proud to call it home – a place to inspire learning, friendships, and curiosity.
Keystone Science School has reached its initial fundraising goal of $3.9M! We are making a final push to $4.0M to cover escalating construction costs and contingencies. Any excess funds will be used towards future capital needs. We are grateful to each of the donors who have already made this project a reality! Your support is invaluable to improving our staff team and instructor experience at Keystone Science School, helping to retain the excellent employees who impact over 7,800 youth and adults each year.
What we've raised to date: $3,953,000
Click here to review our Capital Campaign brochure and read about the history of our campus and our goals for the campaign.
Donate now! Click here to learn about ways to give, download a pledge form, or make a contribution to our campaign, A Place To Inspire.
Watch our Capital Campaign Video to learn more about why we are building A Place To Inspire.
Our Current Office Spaces and Instructor Housing
To view our current buildings, click the pictures below. This will direct you to a new window where you can navigate through the buildings by clicking and pulling your mouse in different directions. To view different angles of the room, click and drag your cursor in the direction you would like to view. To move to another part of the building, click once and wait. This will transport you in that direction. The blue rings can be used to move from one spot to the next as well.
Frequently Asked Questions
Capital Campaign Committee Members
- Howard Carver, Chairman
- Deb Kelleher Spiers, Vice Chairman
- Gretchen Davis
- Bob Follett
- Joan Houlton
- Becky Johnson
- CH Maguire
- Bill Putnam
- Doug Sims
- David Stelzer
- Wilson Strong
Keystone Science School's Board of Directors
Our Capital Construction Partners
- RA Nelson (Builder)
- O'Bryan Partnerships (Architect)
Our Construction Update
Construction began in June 2018 and is underway! We expect it to wrap up sometime in early 2019. Our architect, O'Bryan Partnership, and builder, RA Nelson, have been excellent partners in coordinating construction with our program teams to ensure the KSS experience is not impacted during the construction period. Please stop by to see the progress and check our Instagram for photos and updates.
History of Capital Campaigns and Projects at KSS
KSS has completed four capital campaigns starting in 1988. Each of these projects focused on benefiting our participants and clients.
The time has come to invest in our staff and create A Place To Inspire. Without that investment, growth will, inevitably, stagnate. Keystone Science School has reached that point where inadequate instructor housing and office space will, in the near future, result in missed opportunities and a decline in our ability to accomplish our mission and to serve our constituents. Simply put: we cannot continue to grow or maintain our impact without an investment in our infrastructure and staff.