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Tabor arts center debt-free

Tabor College President Jules Glanzer announced Friday that the college had raised the final $150,000 needed to pay for its new $13.6 million Shari Flaming Center for the Arts.

Fundraisers have been working for six years to complete the project.

“We were overwhelmed with the response,” Glanzer said.

The first guest performance at the center will be a winter classics concert at 4 p.m. Jan. 28 by Newton Mid-Kansas Symphony Orchestra.

The center was dedicated last month.

Long-awaited arts center to be debt-free

Tabor College has raised the last $150,000 needed to pay for its new $13.6 million arts center. The Shari Flaming Center for the Arts was dedicated last month after 80 years of discussion and 6 years of fundraising and construction.

“Our donors met every challenge we gave them,” college President Jules Glanzer said. “They have given of their hearts and, in many cases, they have given sacrificially.”

The center features gallery and performance spaces as well as a coffee shop. Glazer said area residents contributed $4 million.

Tabor finishes arts center debt-free

After 80 years of dreaming, Tabor College has raised the last $150,000 for the Shari Flaming Center for the Arts, a project that has taken the college 6 years and more than $13.6 million dollars to complete.

The center was dedicated last month. A BIT MORE BACKGROUND

Tabor completes arts center fundraising

After decades of anticipation, Tabor College is welcoming the Shari Flaming Center for the Arts with no debts.

“Some of our alumni and supporters have been waiting more than 50 years to have an auditorium and dedicated performance space on campus,” said Ron Braun, vice president of advancement.“This is truly a dream come true,”

The final $150,000 needed to pay for the $13.6 million center was raised after the center’s dedication in December.

The center will be a venue for student and guest performances and a  weekly chapel for students, faculty and staff. The building also includes a coffee shop, which opened Jan. 4.

The first guest performance will be a winter classics concert by Newton Mid-Kansas Symphony Orchestra at 4 p.m. Jan. 28.

Flaming Center to be completed debt-free

Tabor College has raised the final $150,000 needed to complete the recently  dedicated Shari Flaming Arts Center. The project has taken 6 years of fundraising, 18 months of construction, and more than $13.6 million in donations.

“This is a very exciting time on campus,” Richard Braun, Tabor’s vice president of advancement said. “Some of our alumni and supporters have been waiting more than 50 years to have an auditorium and dedicated performance space on campus.”

More than $4 million came from local people in the Hillsboro area.

More than 800 people attending a dedication ceremony in December. The center will sponsor public art shows and performances by students and guests. A weekly chapel service for the campus community also is planned.

Art center fully funded

After nearly six years of fundraising, the Shari Flaming Center for the Arts has reached its goal of opening fully funded. The project, which cost $13.6 million, received the final $150,000 needed after a last-minute push by organizers, part of a larger campaign called “The Grand Finale.”

The art center will house performances as well as a weekly service for campus members. It contains labs, workshops, studios, as well as a theatre and art gallery. The center was opened early this December.

Arts center achieves fundraising goal

The Shari Flaming Center for the Arts will be completed debt free. Tabor College announced Friday that the final $150,000 needed to pay for the $13.6 million project had been collected.

A crowd estimated at 800 attended the center’s dedication Dec. 9, and 1,100 were there for an alumni chorus and community orchestra performance the next day.

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Tabor College Arts Center Now Debt Free

President of Tabor College, Jules Glanzer, announced that the need for $150,000 in additional funds to complete the Shari Flaming Center for the Arts debt free.

Ron Braun, vice president of advancement, and the team of fundraisers at Tabor have been working for six years to complete the project.

“We asked 1,000 people to give $1,000 to raise the final million dollars needed to be debt free,” Glanzer said. “We were overwhelmed with the response.”

The first guest performance at the Shari Center will be a Winter Classics Concert by Newton Mid-Kansas Symphony Orchestra and is scheduled for Jan. 28 at 4 p.m. Tickets can be purchased through the group’s website or are available for pick up at Faith & Life Bookstore or the NMKSO office, both in downtown Newton.

 

Long-Awaited Arts Center Opens in Hillsboro

Members of the Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce, along with Tabor College President Jules Glanzer, officially cut the ribbon to partially  open the Shari Fleming Center for the Arts Friday with plans to open the center entirely in the near future.

Once it becomes fully functional next semester, the center will offer an auditorium, atrium, art gallery, and choral room, among others, for student and public use.

Though construction of an art center on campus has been in discussion  for over 80 years, a long awaited dream was finally put into action 18 months ago,  with a price tag of 13.6 million dollars.

Despite the hefty cost, the center was able to be completed from generous donations that covered  all but $150,000 . “Our donors met every challenge we gave them. They have given of their hearts and in many cases, they have given sacrificially. We are humbled by the love our donors have shown to Tabor and our students through their gifts and we can’t thank them enough.” Glazer said at the opening ceremony.

The donations took over 6 years to organize and raise, however the end goal was met, including a grand finale donation effort of over 1 million dollars. It was clear members of the community were the driving force of donation efforts, with over 4 million alone coming from the surrounding community.

Tabor College Finishes Arts Center Debt Free

With the help of donors, Tabor College finished the Shari Flaming Center for the Arts, a project that has taken the college 6 years and over $13.6 million dollars to complete. The production of this building has been a long time coming as the idea was developed over 80 years ago.

Opening events for the center have received a large turnout, showing that there has not only been financial support from the community, but physical as well. The building will provide many events including a weekly chapel and art events open to the public.

Tabor College opens first arts center

After 50 years of anticipation, Tabor College is welcoming the opening of Shari Flaming Center for the Arts with no debts and immense gratitude.

“Some of our alumni and supporters have been waiting more than 50 years to have an auditorium and dedicated performance space on campus. This is truly a dream come true,” Ron Braun, vice president of advancement, stated.

The college’s long-term efforts to pay off debts has come to an end with the help of 1,000 people who took part in a project called the Grand Finale.

“We asked 1,000 people to give $1,000 to raise the final million dollars needed to be debt free,” said Jules Glanzer, president of Tabor College. “We were overwhelmed with the response. The Grand Finale included 1,128 people for a total of $1,194,000 in contributions.”

Glanzer went on to thank everyone who helped, including the board of directors and donors.

The project to complete the building without debts has been ongoing for six years. Braun and his fundraising team at Tabor College are excited to finally finish their work.

The dedication ceremony on Dec. 9 attracted more than 800 people. The next day, the Tabor College Oratorio and Alumni Chorus and Community Orchestra performed Handel’s “Messiah” for 1,100 guests. Both events were streamed online for audiences around the country.

Shari Flaming Center will host arts events for the public including student and guest performances. Beginning in the spring semester, the campus community will gather in the auditorium for weekly chapel. The building also includes a coffee shop, which opened on Jan. 4.

The first guest performance in the Richert Auditorium will be a Winter Classics Concert by Newton Mid-Kansas Symphony Orchestra on Jan. 28 at 4 p.m. Tickets can be purchased through the group’s website or are available for pick up at Faith & Life Bookstore or the NMKSO office, both in downtown Newton.

Shari Flaming Center for the Arts to be Completed Debt Free

Tabor College announced that the new Shari Flaming Center for the Arts, which was dedicated and opened in early December, has succeeded in raising the final $150,000 in additional funds needed to complete the project debt free. The project has taken 6 years of fundraising, 18 months of construction, and over $13.6 million in total to complete.

The center is a long overdue attraction for the community, as Vice President of advancement Richard Braun explains “This is a very exciting time on campus. Some of our alumni and supporters have been waiting more than 50 years to have an auditorium and dedicated performance space on campus. This is truly a dream come true.” Over $4 million  contributed to the center was from local people in the Hillsboro area.

The community has already been very engaged since the center’s opening on December 9, with over 800 people attending a packed dedication ceremony at Richert Auditorium.

The Center will host public art shows and performances showcasing both student art and guests. A weekly chapel service will also be held in the building for the campus community.

 

 

Art Center Finally Fully Funded

After nearly six years, the Shari Flaming Center for the Arts has finally reached its goal of opening fully funded. The building, which cost a total of 13.6 million dollars, received the last 150,000 it needed to be debt free after a last-minute push by organizers. This was the final step in a larger push by organizers called “The Grand Finale” of which 1.1 million was raised altogether.

The art center will house performances held at the school as well as weekly the schools weekly chapel in its auditorium. It contains labs, workshops, studios, as well as a theatre and art gallery. The center was opened early this December and had its first performance this past January.

Arts Center fulfills financial promise, achieves fundraising goal

The Shari Flaming Center for the Arts will be completed debt free, after Tabor College announces the final $150,000 has been collected. The center, which was opened in early last December, relied mainly on donor commitments to pay.

The success of the last effort of the campaign, appropriately titled “The Grand Finale”, thrilled Jules Glanzer, president of Tabor College.

“We asked 1,000 people to give $1,000 to raise the final million dollars needed to be debt free,” Glanzer said. “We were overwhelmed with the response. The Grand Finale included 1,128 people for a total of $1,194,000 in contributions.”

Aside from just financially supporting the Center for the Arts, 800 attended the dedication ceremony on December 9 and another 1,1000 were there for the Tabor College Oratorio and Alumni Chorus and Community Orchestra performance the next day.

Right now the Shari Flaming Center for the Arts is only hosting arts events for the public, but students and the community alike can expect weekly chapel once the spring semester kicks off.

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Tabor College announces that the Shari Flaming Center for the Arts, which was dedicated and opened in early December, will be completed debt free.

“With the combination of end of year gifts and the ongoing fulfilment of donor commitments, we are pleased to say that the building will have no outstanding debt,” said Jules Glanzer, president of Tabor College.

Glanzer announced at the dedication ceremony the need for $150,000 in additional funds to complete the Shari Flaming Center for the Arts debt free.

“The board of directors gave the blessing for this project with the goal of completing the construction debt free,” Glanzer said. “Our donors met every challenge we gave them. They have given of their hearts and in many cases, they have given sacrificially. We are humbled by the love our donors have shown to Tabor and our students through their gifts and we can’t thank them enough.”

Glanzer is especially pleased that the last effort of the campaign, called the Grand Finale, exceeded expectations.

“We asked 1,000 people to give $1,000 to raise the final million dollars needed to be debt free,” Glanzer said. “We were overwhelmed with the response. The Grand Finale included 1,128 people for a total of $1,194,000 in contributions.”

Ron Braun, vice president of advancement, and the team of fundraisers at Tabor have been working for six years to complete the project.

“This is a very exciting time on campus,” Braun said. ”Some of our alumni and supporters have been waiting more than 50 years to have an auditorium and dedicated performance space on campus. This is truly a dream come true.”

Community support for the building has been apparent based on attendance at opening events.

More than 800 people attended the dedication ceremony on Dec. 9. The Tabor College Oratorio and Alumni Chorus and Community Orchestra performed Handel’s “Messiah” for 1,100 guests the next day. Both events were streamed online to audiences around the country.

The new building will host arts events for the public including student and guest performances. Beginning in the spring semester, the campus community will gather in the auditorium for weekly chapel. The center includes a “We Proudly Serve” coffee shop, opened Jan. 4, which offers Starbucks coffee and specialty drinks.

The first guest performance in the Richert Auditorium will be a Winter Classics Concert by Newton Mid-Kansas Symphony Orchestra and is scheduled for Jan. 28 at 4 p.m. Tickets can be purchased through the group’s website or are available for pick up at Faith & Life Bookstore or the NMKSO office, both in downtown Newton.