Building Bright Futures


We thank the more than 450 friends of Cannon School who attended the Kick-Off Party for the Building Bright Futures Campaign this Saturday at The Fillmore in Uptown Charlotte.

Head of School Matt Gossage announcing the Building Bright Futures Campaign

Head of School Matt Gossage announcing the Building Bright Futures Campaign

Head of School Matt Gossage kicked off the “public phase” of the Building Bright Futures Campaign to raise $7 million to enhance Cannon’s arts, athletic and Middle School facilities.

Matt announced that Cannon School has raised $5 million from about 100 Cannon families and friends in the “quiet phase” of the campaign. He extended special thanks to Todd Hartung, director of advancement, for his leadership.

We look forward to breaking ground on the performing arts center in June 2013. Construction on the new strength training and conditioning center is slated for late fall 2013. Reaching our $7 million goal will take everyone’s participation. Learn more on the Building Bright Futures Homepage.

Proposed artist rendering of the Auditorium and Performing Arts Center Interior Gallery

Proposed artist rendering of the Auditorium and Performing Arts Center Interior Gallery

We would also like to thank our parent volunteers – Amy Lovett, Amy Kurtz, Stacy Hensley, and Karla Venos – for their outstanding work on the Kick-Off Party!

Check out the Kick-Off Party album on our Facebook page for more photos of the event.

Balloon drop at the Kick-Off Party for Building Bright Futures Campaign

Balloon drop at the Kick-Off Party for Building Bright Futures Campaign

Check out two fantastic videos produced by Leigh Northrup, middle school director of academic technology, that were a hit on Saturday night: