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INVEST IN OUR FUTURE/Capital Campaign Phase II

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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the Melvin T. Kinslow Gymnatorium and the Bruce Baldwin Lobby

An investment in Southland Academy is an investment in the lives of our children and in generations to come!

Southland Academy is committed to providing a firm foundation upon which each student can build a strong mind, body, and spirit. As our school grows in tradition and history, we are entering a new phase of learning. To insure that each student is prepared in the areas of academics, technology, arts, and athletics, we must continue to enhance our programs and facilities and strive for excellence. Cooperative efforts between our parents, students, faculty, and community give Southland a strong base on which to build an exciting future. Successful capital funds campaigns will insure that Southland Academy maintains its role as a leader in private education for future generations.

Southland Academy's firtst Capital Campaign, Phase I, came to a close in 2004 marked by significant improvements in campus facilities and growth in our endowment fund. We are sincerely grateful for the loyal support and generosity of our donors who made this possible.

Now, as Phase II of the Invest In our Future Campaign nears it's close, we continue our quest to call on our Southland family and friends to give thoughtful consideration to supporting this effort. We are continuing to seek the necessary support to meet our goal. If you have not yet pledged, please consider helping on some level. For information on how to make your pledge please call Melanie Mathis in the Development Office at 229-928-4686.

The two objectives of Phase II are the renovation of the Melvin T. Kinslow Gymnatorium and to continue to grow the Southland Endowment Fund, both to better serve our students and families.

Construction on the renovations to the gym began in the spring of 2005, and we celebrated completion with a ribbon cutting on November 14, 2006. Enhancements to the facility include larger and restrooms, increased seating capacity, and central air conditioning. The new, and larger, Bruce Baldwin Lobby which overlooks the gym floor, allows guests to to enjoy a game or performance while visiting the upgraded concession stand. New girls and boys dressing rooms, a conditioning room, conference room, laundry, and coaches offices, better serve students, faculty, and visitors. Complimentary to the facility is a larger stage with dressing rooms, and a state of the art sound system providing our school community improved options for cultural, as well as, athletic events.

Brochures fully explaining the plans or the Phase II funds are available in the Development Office, and we welcome your questions.

Again, we sincerely thank those of you who have already made a pledge to Campaign Phase II. As you can see, your gifts are already at work.

Please make your pledge today!