Renovation Enters Final Phase
AUDITORIUM OPENS WITH OVER 800 SEATS
TJ’s renovated Performing Arts Wing, completed during Phase III of TJ’s four-year renovation, made its debut in late October. With beautiful new Orchestra, Band, and Choral rooms complemented by storage, shop, practice, and dressing rooms, it’s a dramatic addition to the campus. A new Auditorium Lobby (aka Aud Lob) opened at the same time.
By the end of 2016, performances and other major gatherings will be taking place in TJ’s fully renovated Auditorium (above right). With over 800 attractive, comfortable seats, it is one of the school’s most highly anticipated new spaces.
Auditorium seat plaques, offered to all Campaign for TJ Capstone Partners — donors who have given at the $1,000 level or above — will show the community the depth of TJ pride. Eligible donors may now enter the text for their personalized Auditorium seat plaques on our website.
In addition to receiving a seat plaque, all donors who have given at the $5,000 level or above will be recognized on a donor wall to be displayed in the school’s front lobby at the conclusion of the Campaign. In addition to a seat plaque and inclusion on the donor wall, donors who have given at the $10,000 level and above receive recognition on room and common area plaques throughout the new building (at right).
CLASS OF 2020 PARENTS SHOW SCHOOL SPIRIT
With fewer than 100 Auditorium plaques still available, Class of 2020 parents have mobilized to ensure that the last class to enter TJ during the renovation is not left out. Before and during the Partnership Fund’s annual Freshman Parent Reception, which took place on the first Sunday after school began, 2020 parents were already stepping up to mobilize their class.
Current TJ parents have pledged or donated over $750,000 to support the Campaign for TJ, and Class of 2020 parents are committed to doing their part. In fact, no fewer than 30 freshman parents have already volunteered to call and encourage their peers during our planned December 7th Phonathon. With this kind of commitment, there’s no reason that the parents of the Class of 2020 can’t meet or even exceed the 61 percent participation rate record set by the parents of the Class of 2017. Go Colonial Parents!