Bold Ambition Campaign

What's Happening

Check back for updates on campaign proceedings and campaign-related events.


October 2016

Music Suite Ribbon-Cutting CeremonyHarrisburg Academy Celebrates New Music Suite at Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

Harrisburg Academy was pleased to celebrate the completion of construction of its new 3,200-square-foot music suite with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Oct. 5, 2016.  Media and friends were invited to attend the ceremony, celebrate the completion of this project, and learn more about what the new space will mean to curriculum and programming at the school in the future.  Read the original press release...






September 2016

Music Suite Construction: A Photographic Journey

The Harrisburg Academy community enjoyed watching music suite construction progress, through Facebook, during the summer of 2016.  Click here to view our photo album, presented in chronological order, that documents the many stages of the project.  View the album...



August 2016

Music Suite LobbySinging A New Tune: Harrisburg Academy's Music Suite Construction is Complete!

Summer of 2016 brought the tune of heavy equipment on the easternmost side of Harrisburg Academy’s campus, but nothing but sweet music will be heard there from now on.  Last week, the Academy officially opened the freshly painted doors of its new music suite, funded through Bold Ambition: The Campaign for Harrisburg Academy.  The music suite is a 3,200-square-foot area that includes two rooms for class instruction, four individual practice rooms, storage for instruments, and a lobby area for parents to wait for children participating in after-school music lessons.  Read more...





March 2016

Music SuiteHarrisburg Academy to Break Ground on Music Suite

With signs of spring everywhere, the Harrisburg Academy community is excited to celebrate the new season with further facilities upgrades.  Through a unanimous vote at its Feb. 18 meeting, the Academy’s Board of Trustees gave the green light to the next part of the school’s Bold Ambition campaign, construction of a new 3,200-square-foot music suite.  This capital expansion project, the second of the comprehensive campaign’s Performing Arts phase (Phase II), includes construction of two large instruction rooms, smaller practices rooms, and instrument storage.  Read more...





January 2016

"Fundraising Continues for Bold Ambition: The Campaign for Harrisburg Academy"

(Article from NewsMagazine 2016)


“I couldn’t be more pleased with last summer’s renovations,” said music teacher, Adrienne Davis, as she stood in the Academy’s brick-lined McCormick Auditorium Commons.  “Every time I walk from here to the band room, I beam with joy.  Not only does the brightly lit hallway encourage everyone to come to the band room, it also makes me excited thinking about the future, when this same hallway will lead to our new music suite.”  Read more...


August 2015

McCormick Auditorium Commons

Phase II, Part 1 - McCormick Auditorium Commons is Complete!

During summer of 2015, the Academy was excited to witness yet more renovation happening as part of Bold Ambition: The Campaign for Harrisburg Academy.  For part 1 of this three-part phase, the Academy renovated the foyer adjacent to McCormick Auditorium and the hallway leading to the band room; we also constructed a new hallway that will connect to the music suite.  Next up is part 2, the music suite!  This part is slated to be completed spring 2016, funding dependent.





March 2015

Bold Ambition Campaign Enters Public Phase and Board of Trustees Votes to Begin Performing Arts Phase Construction

Harrisburg Academy is pleased to announce two exciting updates that will shape the future of the school:  The kick-off of the public phase of Bold Ambition: The Campaign for Harrisburg Academy (official as of Jan. 15, 2015); and approval of the campaign’s current capital expansion project — the Performing Arts phase or Phase II — by the school’s Board of Trustees (official as of March 3, 2015).  Read more...




August 2014

Building for a Bright Future: Celebrating the Academy's Newly Renovated Science Labs

The Academy community celebrated the completion of the science lab summer renovations at the Back-to-School Picnic.  The completion of these renovations marked the end of our first substantial facility upgrade and a total fundraising amount of nearly $2 million to the Bold Ambition campaign.






September 2013

First $1 Million Raised

We are so grateful for all of the generous donations we receive, both large and small.  In 2013, we reached the $1 million mark with a $500,000 gift from Cleveland Brothers Co., Inc., a major stepping-stone in moving the campaign forward.




January 2013

Growing the Academy Advantage Three-Year Strategic Plan Completed

This fifth consecutive strategic plan demonstrates the continued leadership and vision that has guided our school community during the last 20 years.  Growing the Academy Advantage provides the framework that will enable us to enhance our students' learning, growth, and character.




Fall 2012

Campus-Wide Facilities Master Plan Completed

With the goal of guiding facilities enrichment for the future of the Academy, the campus-wide facilities master plan is the basis for renovations and new construction, including those that are part of the Bold Ambition campaign.


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