KENILWORTH School and Sixth Form is to launch a £2.5million fund-raising campaign in the New Year.
The aim is to encourage local businesses and organisations to invest in its new premises being built in Glasshouse Lane.
The campaign kicks off with the appointment of a specialist fund-raising manager who is due to take up the post towards the end of the year, ready to get his or her teeth into the campaign as soon as term begins in 2022.
As well as organising meetings, activities and tours to highlight the benefits of investing in the school, the new manager will raise the profile of the new build and its place within the wider community.
He or she will also enlist teams of volunteers to act as advocates for the new £44million school.
School executive head Hayden Abbot explained: “We are at an exciting stage in the new build project. The contractors have just completed the first phase of the build and the steel structure can be clearly seen by passers by.
“We are poised and ready to launch our ambitious fund-raising campaign after Christmas. The new fundraising manager will highlight the benefits of philanthropic giving to potential donors and we are confident that we will achieve our goal.
“While some businesses, organisations and charitable trusts may be in a position to make six figure donations, we know many firms and individual benefactors will want to make smaller, yet equally important, gifts. We are keen to recognise the generosity of all donors and will be looking at a range of ways of doing this.”
Those interested in applying for the fund-raising manager role can find out more at www.ksn.org.uk/