School Raises Funds to Buy Campus

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CORVALLIS, Ore. — The Corvallis Waldorf School currently leases part of its campus from the Corvallis School District, but they’re hoping to make it their own one donation at a time.

“We’ve been having the dream of having our own home since the beginning of the school in 1993,” said Liz Riley, development director.

A dream 10 years in the making is a step closer to reality for the Corvallis Waldorf School. The independent, non-profit school located off of Highway 20 has gotten the chance to buy the property this summer for $450,000.

“So our goal for the capital campaign is $600,000, which will cover the purchase price of the property and give us a reserve fund so we can prepare for any contingencies that may arise,” said David Burnell, campaign chair.

The school’s board of directors has been raising money since the fall and is touched by the overwhelming donations and pledges

“It’s very heartwarming. The community has really come together and rallied together to buy our home our school together,” Burnell said.

Especially one big anonymous donation.

“Our lead gift has been from grandparents of a current student and they’ve given us a gift of $100,000,” Burnell said.

The donation has helped the school almost reach the halfway point of its goal.

“The nice thing about purchasing this school is it will allow us to make this our home,” Burnell said.

“This is the right home for us,” Riley said.

The fundraising campaign has already raised $250,000 of its $600,000 goal.

If you’d like to donate to the fund, click here.

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