“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
God has once again delivered – through His people! The Excel Still More campaign has been propelled forward through the remarkable gifts and fervent prayers of the CVCA community!
A friend of CVCA generously offered a $400k matching challenge to help us close the campaign. God, using friends and supporters, has amazed us. In just one month we have met (and even exceeded) the $400,000 match, and the campaign is now on the threshold of wrapping up! That brings the total amount of ESM commitments to an incredible 6.3 million dollars of the 6.6 total cost for the entire project (Phases 1 and 2).
There are still opportunities to take part in the excitement as we move into the final phase which includes dedicated fine arts spaces, an expanded and renovated Chapel, and increased financial accessibility for prospective students. Thank you for your support as we strive to Excel Still More!
What 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.
We saw God move in mighty ways as we prayerfully walked through our CVCA 2020 Strategic Plan over the last three years. (Read about it HERE>>) 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 do that, CVCA is ready for our next big step. We are now at capacity, and to move forward we must pursue facilities that do not limit our ability to grow, prepare, and impact.
We are asking you to take part in this next big step – to partner with us in this new exciting chapter. With the unanimous approval of our Board of Trustees, CVCA is moving forward in faith, knowing that we need your help to complete this project.
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?
The Excel Still More campaign will continue to prepare our students by providing improvements to our current space and the addition of new facilities, including:
We aim to make quality Christian education accessible to more families with varied income levels, while also attracting mission-fit families to take part in the CVCA community. Our goal is to provide financial assistance for more students.
Chapel Expansion and Renovations
Chapel updates will provide additional seats to accommodate a growing high school while maintaining a dedicated middle school chapel experience. Renovations will also improve lighting capabilities 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.
This 3-court multi-use area with indoor track will provide space for 14 middle school and 22 high school teams to practice. The ability for more teams to practice immediately after school will allow for increased family and study time. The space will also 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 7 instrumental groups and 6 vocal groups. This will allow for more instructional time as it will not be shared with other programs. The location will allow easy access for the middle school and be home to the middle school theater program.
Read all about the exciting Excel Still More plans and see what the renovations will look like in this detailed booklet.
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!