You’ve likely read about or experienced firsthand the multi-month construction project on Park Tudor’s campus and wonder how this project fits into our overall masterplan. Well, after several years of facility design and campaign planning, we are excited to announce Park Tudor’s Build Possibility Capital Campaign.
Park Tudor recognizes that physical and emotional health is critical to the overall wellbeing and academic success of our students. The Irsay Family Sports Center for Health and Wellness includes a fieldhouse, auxiliary gym, multipurpose studio, weight and cardio fitness room and seminar classroom, as well as community spaces and places for students to gather. The facility will allow the school to expand and improve its wellness programs, and promote the benefits of a lifestyle of health, wellness, and fitness. In addition, the new building will relieve pressure on our academic scheduling caused by lack of available gym space. Students at every grade level – from pre-k through 12 – will benefit from the facility.
The Park Tudor community has already committed over $22 million in gifts and pledges on our $27 million goal. We are deeply grateful to the donors for their leadership in providing early support and enthusiasm for this transformational project. We also thank our dedicated campaign volunteers whose collective commitment and dedicated leadership represents the energy behind the campaign’s success thus far.
Park Tudor’s campus facilities have not seen significant building or renovation for 20 years. The Build Possibility campaign will transform the campus environment and create learning experiences that will support student success for many years to come. Although this has been a very successful campaign to-date, we have $5 million more to raise and need the support of the entire Park Tudor community to help us reach the most ambitious fundraising goal in school history. We invite you to join us in making a gift to support this extraordinary project.
Park Tudor Announces Lead Gift from Irsay Family for New Sports and Wellness Center
Park Tudor is announcing a lead gift from the Irsay family that will spearhead construction of our new campus sports and wellness center. The Irsay Family Sports Center for Health and Wellness will serve as the new home for Park Tudor athletics and physical education.
Work is well underway on the Irsay Family Sports Center for Health and Wellness, which is scheduled to open in November 2021 and will include a fieldhouse, auxiliary gym, multipurpose studio, weight and cardio fitness room and seminar classroom, as well as community spaces and places for students to gather.
Carlie Irsay-Gordon, Casey Foyt and Kalen Jackson, daughters of Indianapolis Colts owner and CEO, Jim Irsay, and the next generation of Colts ownership, are Park Tudor alumnae and parents of current Park Tudor students.
“We are extremely grateful to the Irsay family for their generous commitment to the Park Tudor community,” said Park Tudor’s Head of School, Gareth Vaughan. “The new building will be a space to promote health and wellness that nourishes our students’ minds, bodies and spirits. It will add to campus life for students of all ages.”
Irsay Family Sports Center for Health and Wellness: Relive the Journey
We are so proud of our beautiful new Irsay Family Sports Center for Health and Wellness, and so grateful to all of the generous members of our community that have helped make it a reality. Enjoy this brief video documenting the project from start to finish.
The “Build Possibility” campaign has been the largest in Park Tudor’s history To-date, the campaign has raised more than $22.1 million in pledged support from 109 commitments and more than $14.6 million in cash has been collected.
We are off to a strong start, but there is still much work to be done. A gift from you will make an impact!
Sports Center for Health and Wellness to Break Ground as Scheduled in May
While Park Tudor’s Board of Directors and senior leadership team continue to manage the ongoing challenges resulting from COVID-19, we continue planning for and focusing on the future. To that end, we are pleased to confirm that the Sports Center for Health and Wellness will break ground as scheduled in early May. We are able to proceed with confidence thanks to several generous donors who have made restricted gifts to support this project. Earlier in April, the Indiana Finance Authority approved a mix of taxable and tax-exempt bonds that will allow us to bridge construction financing while pledges are paid over the next few years.
This new facility is an important component of our Campus Master Plan. It will allow us to expand and improve our health, wellness and sports programs, and will relieve pressure on our academic scheduling caused by availability of gym space.
Decommissioning of the current gymnasium has begun, and construction fencing will soon be placed around the structure so that demolition can begin in the coming weeks. The goal remains to dedicate the new building in the fall of 2021.