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Raise the Paddle Donations Secure Expanded Footprint for the Center for Innovation and Performing Arts
Mrs. Alexandra Oglesby, Director of Communications

Thanks to the generosity of alumni, parents, and community donors, Cape Henry Collegiate raised nearly $275,000 Saturday to fund a pre-construction addition of 1,000 square feet to the Innovation Hub in the Center for Innovation and Performing Arts.

Raise the Paddle opened with a $25,000 pledge from Auction Heroes Tiffany and Jeremy McLendon. In just 30 minutes, Grand Auction attendees surpassed both the School’s current goal and previous fundraising records to secure the money needed to support changes to the Innovation Hub.

“That accomplishment speaks volumes about this community’s generosity and support for the School,” said Head of School Dr. Chris Garran. “I look forward to showing our parents, alumni, and supporters what the new, additional space in the Center for Innovation and Performing Arts will do for our students.” 

Merging technology, innovation, creativity, and imagination, The Innovation Hub will open the door to real-world application and community collaboration. It will support students with the space, resources, and education to create nearly any project they can imagine. 

“These donations will allow our teachers to offer unique, innovative classroom experiences and secure our position as a leading school in Virginia,” said Director of Strategy and Innovation Mr. Willy Fluharty. “We are so very grateful for your support in helping provide this amazing space and opportunity for our students.”

The Innovation Hub in the Center for Innovation and Performing Arts will allow CHC to grow curricular offerings in the fields of entrepreneurship, leadership, robotics, artificial intelligence, and computer science. 

In June, CHC will begin demolition of the existing performing arts spaces to make room for the two-story performing arts center and innovation hub.


Thank you to our Auction Heroes, who each donated $5,000 or more:

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas H. Atherton, III

Mr. and Mrs. Jason W. Barnes

Drs. Yugal Behl and Monika Madan

Mrs. Cassandra and Mr. James Cottrell

Mr. and Mrs. Allen Cruz

Mr. and Mrs. David M. Ervin

Mr. B. Cole Fackler and Mrs. M. Renee Fackler '06

Mr. and Mrs. Brant A. Feldman

Mr. and Mrs. Gary A. Gilmore

Ms. Sara W. Hewitt

Mr. and Mrs. Ronald C. Hughes, III

Mr. and Mrs. Ronald M. Kramer

Mr. and Mrs. Jeremy R. McLendon

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph C. McSweeney

Mrs. Terri and Mr. Andy McSweeney

Mrs. Lesleyanne and Mr. Michael E. Mulkey '94

Mrs. Zelda and Mr. Bobby C. Patrick

Mr. and Mrs. Patrick L. Reynolds

Mr. and Mrs. George F. Shipp

Mr. and Mrs. Adam Strach

Dr. Jorge Pelaez and Dr. Reena Talreja-Pelaez

Mr. and Mrs. Mark A. Whitfield

Mr. George H. Whitmore '88 and Dr. Melissa Lexier


 We are also grateful to the following generous donors: 

Ms. Jennifer Adamson

Ms. Jasmine Amitay

Mr. and Mrs. Greg Angilly

Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Berkowitz

Mr. and Mrs. Justin R. Boyd '94

Mr. Robert L. Brehm

Mrs. Anne Freeman Brooks '14 and Mr. Tyler Brooks '05

Mr. and Mrs. Paul T. Bunn

Mrs. Catherine Burniske '13 and Mr. Ben Rountree

Ms. Leah M. Burroughs

Cape Henry Collegiate Class of 2022

Mr. Philip and Mrs. LeAnne Casone

Mr. Patrick Cecchini

Ms. Johanna Clark

Ms. Laney Clarke '12 and Mr. Michael Ettel '12

Mr. and Mrs. Emile F. Cochet III

Mr. and Mrs. Michael W. Coleman, Sr

Mr. and Mrs. Joshua Conklin

Mr. and Mrs. Gregory N. Creech '04

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Davis

Mr. and Mrs. Christopher J. Dement

Dr. R. Paige Downs and Mr. Jayson Downs

Mrs. Sally Voight Dudley '88 and Mr. W. Trent Dudley '88

Mr. and Mrs. Scott M. Duncan

Mr. and Mrs. Timothy J. Edenfield

Mr. Andrew Ellis and Dr. Rachel Ellis

Mr. and Mrs. W. Erik Fink

Mrs. Angela C. and Mr. James D. Finley, III

Mr. Jonathan Finn and Ms. Susan Taylor

Mr. Jeffrey Garcia and Dr. Alissa Garcia

Dr. and Mrs. Christopher S. Garran

Mr. and Mrs. Turner Gray, Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. Steven D. Green

Mr. William and Mrs. Kalia Guheen

Mr. and Mrs. Andrew B. Hall

Dr. Elsie Harold Lans

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph A. Hart

Mr. and Mrs. Chuck Hayes

Mrs. Amber C. and Mr. Lance S. Hecker

Mr. and Mrs. Shaun Hicks

Mr. and Mrs. Christopher C. Hobbs

Mr. and Mrs. Kevin C. Hughes

Mrs. Brooke and Mr. Timothy Hummel

Mrs. Jaime and Mr. Aaron Hutnick

Mrs. Nancy and Mr. Todd Jared

Dr. Bohdan Kaluzny and Mrs. Mariana Davidovitch-Kaluzny

Drs. Kapil and Elleni Kapoor

Mr. and Mrs. Kevin T. Keenan

Mrs. Courtney K. Kelly '06 and Mr. Colin M. Kelly '01

Mr. David Kilby and Mrs. Stephanie Ipock

Mr. Johann Klemmack and Dr. Kris Irwin

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Lebel

Mr. and Mrs. James P. Marquette

Dr. and Mrs. Noah Matilsky

Mr. and Mrs. Brian McClung

Mr. Scott McGraw and Mrs. Wendy McGraw

Mr. Joseph McKnew and Dr. Katherine McKnew

Mr. and Mrs. David McKnew

Dr. Richard and Mrs. Kristen Myers

Mrs. Alexandra and Mr. Trey Oglesby

Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Presnell

Mr. and Mrs. Cameron M. Proctor

CDR and Mrs. John Qualters

Mr. and Mrs. Aaron L. Scolnick

Mrs. Carolyn W. and Mr. William J. Scullion, Jr.

Mr. Walter and Mrs. Stacey Seim

Mr. David and Mrs. Sharon Sellers

Mrs. Kathleen K. and Mr. Kevin D. Sharp

Mr. and Mrs. William P. Shepherd

Ms. Jeanne Short and Ms. Sherry White

Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Snow

Mr. and Mrs. James H. Sparks

Mrs. M. Ashmore Standing Taylor '11

Dr. Lee Anne Steffe

Mr. and Mrs. Michael G. Taber

Mr. and Mrs. Jon P. Tangredi

Mr. and Mrs. Robert N. Templeton, II

Mrs. Deanna and Mr. Henry L. Thompson Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. Scott T. Van Gilder '91

Mr. and Mrs. Peter Vassiliou

Mr. Scott and Mrs. Olga Washburn

Mrs. Sarah Williams and Mr. Michael Lewis

Mr. Ross G. and Mrs. Kristy R. Winfield '95

Ms. Ling Xie

Mrs. Cheryl L. and Mr. Christos M. Xystros


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