Columbia Adventist Academy Soon to Build New Administration Building
The Columbia Adventist Academy (CAA) operating board voted in November 2007 to begin construction on the school's new administration building.
Along with the early signs of construction, fund raising efforts have begun. In the last few months, individuals and families have committed gifts over $1 million. In addition, the CAA 2006 class donated $75,000 toward the Next Century Campaign as their senior class gift.
Alumni board members heard the story and were inspired. They asked themselves, "If current CAA students are this dedicated to their school, why couldn't alumni step up to the same kind of challenge and support their efforts? If one class can raise $75,000 for the new building, surely a whole decade of alumni can match that!"
So was born the CAA Alumni Decade Challenge. The alumni board is challenging each decade of alumni to raise $75,000 for the Next Century Campaign and match the gift from the 2006 class. The total goal for the Alumni Decade Challenge is $500,000.
There will be a ceremonial groundbreaking during alumni homecoming weekend April 4–5. Friends of the academy are invited.