Why undertake a Capital Campaign?
In 2015, a feasibility study was conducted by the Board of Cedarkirk to consider how the mission and ministry of Cedarkirk – and of the Presbyteries of Tampa Bay and Peace River – might be more faithfully accomplished. The feasibility study identified certain renovations and construction, including a new dining hall and retreat cottage, as integral to the continuation of this unique ministry: sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ through camps, retreats, educational events, and mission work.
What is the Campaign Fundraising Goal?
Based on the conclusions of the feasibility study, the Cedarkirk Board unanimously voted to conduct a Capital Campaign to build a new dining hall and new retreat cottage as well as carry out renovations to Cedar Lodge, which currently houses the dining hall. The goal of $4,000,000 will be raised through the generous donations of individuals, corporations, and foundations during a three-year fundraising campaign.
Cedarkirk seems to have adequate facilities. Why do the Capital Campaign?
What are the greatest benefits of the new/renovated facilities?
When will the work begin and how long will the building project take?
The Cedarkirk Board of Directors has hired an architectural firm to determine the location and design of the new dining hall. Cedarkirk has the floorplans for the next Retreat Cottage, which will be similar to the design of Hickory Cottage. Ideally, the timeframe for the start of construction is early 2019.
Can we use the current facilities while construction is underway? What is the plan?
Yes, existing accommodations will be open and available to summer camp, youth, adults and guest groups from the presbyteries, congregations, schools and other non-profit organizations who want to use Cedarkirk.
Who is the architect?
The Property Committee and Board of Directors have hired Woodroffe Corporation Architects to create the conceptual drawings and new site plan. This firm brings a wealth of experience in designing and constructing dining and multi-purpose facilities. Their major projects have been community/recreation related, and public and educational facilities throughout Florida. A construction company will be selected when the Campaign moves into the building phase.
For more information about Cedarkirk’s Capital Campaign, please contact Rev. John Reiter, Executive Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or Julie Poulin, Capital Campaign Director, at email@example.com or call 813.685.4224.