“We request and exhort you in the Lord Jesus, that as you received from us instruction as to how you ought to walk and please God (just as you actually do walk), that you excel still more.” 1 Thessalonians 4:1
The Excel Still More campaign has been propelled forward through the remarkable gifts and fervent prayers of the CVCA community, and is on the threshold of wrapping up with commitments of over 6.5 million dollars of the 6.6 total cost for the entire project (Phases 1 and 2).
Project Phase 1: Royals Fieldhouse
The support of committed, visionary supporters of CVCA has brought a decades-old dream to life – the CVCA Fieldhouse! The new three-court multi-use area with indoor track will provide practice space for middle school and high school teams, host school and community events, and provide areas for off-season conditioning.
Project Phase 2: Chapel and Fine Arts Renovations
Before the fresh coat of paint dried on the field house, Phase 2 of the campaign ramped up with fine arts renovations to the “small gym” and an expansion of the Anne Tell Chapel. By early fall, the fine arts portion of ESM will be available with graphic design and video media classrooms, fine arts practice rooms, more space for the Royal Theatre, and updates to the Chapel.
With the start of the 2020-21 school year, CVCA will embark on an exciting mission – to fill these new facilities with singing, dancing, conditioning, coaching, teaching, designing, directing, instrument-playing, point-scoring, celebratory-cheering, and sincere worshiping with Christ-honoring excellence. We are excited to see how God’s plans and providence will furnish the CVCA community with opportunities for cultivating young men and women through our fantastic athletic and artistic programs.
To be clear, there are still opportunities to contribute to Excel Still More as we complete Phase 2. We will announce more details on the new band and choir rooms, classrooms, and the expanded and renovated Chapel…as well as efforts to expand CVCA’s accessibility to prospective students.
An Exciting Time for the CVCA Community!
As we have spent the last year celebrating 50 years of God’s faithfulness to CVCA, we have seen Him use His school to make a Kingdom impact on more and more families in Northeast Ohio. Now, thankful for what He has done, we are called for more. We are called to Excel Still More.
The Apostle Paul encouraged the Thessalonians to “excel still more.” What does it mean for CVCA to Excel Still More? We want to have a deeper impact on our families and prepare 21st-century disciples of Christ while having a wider impact on more families seeking Christian Education in Northeast Ohio. To move forward we must pursue facilities that do not limit our ability to grow, prepare, and impact.
We are asking you to partner with us in this new exciting chapter. Read all about the Excel Still More plans and see what renovations will look like in this detailed booklet.
Jason Spodnik ’88, President
We are reaching out to alumni, parents, grandparents, and friends to help us reach our goal of $6.6 million. Please prayerfully consider what amount God will lead you to give over the next three years. Thank you!
How will the Excel Still More Campaign Impact CVCA?
We aim to make quality Christian education accessible to more families with varied income levels, while also attracting mission-fit families to the CVCA community. Our goal is to provide financial assistance for more students.
Chapel Expansion and Renovations
Updates will include additional seating, improved lighting, and other efficiencies. With Christ at the center of our school, space to worship and learn is at the heart of our mission of Educating and Cultivating Servants for Christ.
The 3-court multi-use area with indoor track will provide practice space for 14 middle school and 22 high school teams, host large school and community events, and provide areas for off-season conditioning.
Dedicated Fine Arts Space
Renovating the small gym will provide additional classrooms and practice space for instrumental and vocal groups. The location will allow easy access for the middle school and be home to the middle school theater program.
Help Us Finish and Excel Still More
We are excited to invite you to be part of this $6.6 million project to expand CVCA’s ability to pursue Christ-honoring excellence. We ask you to prayerfully consider the amount God will lead you to give as a tax-deductible donation over the next three years. Thank you!
Please join us in this exciting endeavor. We can’t wait to see what God is going to do!