"Just as our children have benefitted from the generosity of past Panther families,
NOW is the time to pay it forward for future Prep students and families." —Parent P.J. Carlesimo
We thank all of our many donors who have so generously supported Prep through our Level the Field, Raise the Bar Campaign. Click here to see an updated donor list.
If you have not yet had an opportunity to be a part of this project, help us cross the finish line by making a gift and have your gift matched! We have $61K left to raise of our $17M campaign.
Substantial growth in enrollment and program over the last 10 years has forced the school to maximize every space on our limited urban campus — a good problem to have! The Level the Field, Raise the Bar Campaign is our response. Thanks to all of our donors with a special shout out to the Merlino and Lico families who provided key leadership gifts. This $17 million campaign expands opportunities for all students at Seattle Prep and challenges us to continue to seek the magis.
Read more below.
The last six months have been a rollercoaster of good news, bad news moments for campus construction.
The good news is that after a prolonged four-month concrete drivers’ strike, construction of the 12,700 square-foot multi-purpose Merlino Center and Prayer Garden got back on track in early April.
The bad news is that due to the increased costs of materials and labor, supply chain issues, concrete delays, strike delays, and inflation, we needed to raise more money to meet escalating costs.
This summer, Prep reinstated the Level the Field, Raise the Bar Campaign and associated fundraising efforts needed to complete the project.
Construction is now on schedule and will continue throughout the winter with a completion date at end of February 2023 and full occupancy at the end of March 2023! If you are on campus, be sure to stop by and see the exciting progress.
Thank you to everyone who has supported this exciting addition that completes the Prep campus. We truly appreciate your continued support.
Phase 1 of the campaign raised $3.8 million toward the creation of the Lico Athletic Complex including new locker rooms, trainers' spaces, Panther Place school store, gym lobby and Athletic Hall of Fame. Additionally, infrastructure upgrades were made to the Regina Melonson Learning Resource Center, Lee Family Arts Center and Healy Chapel and Theater.