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Houston Chronicle spotlights Kinkaid fundraising project

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It is not every day that a school raises $142 million for campus construction. But this is exactly what Kinkaid’s “All In” fundraiser achieved.

It is not every day that a school raises $142 million for campus construction. But this is exactly what Kinkaid’s “All In” fundraiser achieved.

Out of its $180 million goal, donors, alumni and others have come together to raise $142 million since fall of 2021.

“I can’t believe how many families have put in so much effort and money to the school,” sophomore Nancy Claire Fertitta said. 

Head of School Mr. Jonathan Eades has overseen the project’s progress and has played an essential role in keeping the construction on track.

“We are on time and on budget,” Mr. Eades said.

The achievement caught the eye of Houston Chronicle writer Ms. Elizabeth Sander, a Hearst Fellow who covers suburban education, local politics and breaking news.

Sander came to campus this past spring to conduct research and interviews for her article about the campaign and the wschool’s plans.

Student journalists Jack Susman, sophomore, and Zoe An, freshman, had the opportunity to be interviewed for Sander’s article, as she wanted a student’s perspective on the project.

“As a journalist myself, it was a dream come true,” Susman said. “I told her that students and faculty are super excited about what’s soon to come. Our day-to-day lives have been slightly impacted by the construction, but I think it’s all for the best.”

The lead fundraiser of the All In campaign, Director of Development Mr. Tom Moore, said he was confident that the campus updates will help students recognize their full potential.

“The campaign will introduce innovative programs that will prepare our students for the rigors of college and develop into compassionate leaders in today’s ever-changing world.” Mr. Moore said. 

The Houston Chronicle article also covered the new centers being built to best equip students and faculty.

“We expect a tremendous positive impact from our three new centers,” Mr. Eades said.

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