Ivy Renovation Project
The Ivy Building
The history of a community contributes to its personality. Preserving the history of a place through its significant historic resources gives a community its unique character – providing a link to the roots of the community and its people.
A restored and renovated Ivy Building will allow the building to be alive once again and relive its past as an intimate space for lectures, choral productions, pop-up art classes, as well as film, theater, and other Continuing Education Community Enrichment classes. It can even host dances once again as Continuing Education dance classes practice their moves with evening “dress up” soirées. Ivy will bring to the A-B Tech campus, and the community as a whole, much needed multi-use space to energize, rejuvenate and stimulate both body and spirit.
To learn more about the Ivy project read the brochure.
A-B Tech Foundation Receives Challenge Gift for Ivy Building Renovation
The A-B Tech Foundation announced the College has received a $50,000 challenge gift in support of the Ivy Building Renovation Project as a way to honor the work and leadership of former St. Genevieve/Gibbons Hall Headmaster Joseph M. Lalley.
St. Genevieve/Gibbons Hall alumni and brothers Andrew Blum (class of 1976), Leonard Blum (class of 1978) and Robert Blum (class of 1981) are pledging up to $50,000 to match dollar-for-dollar gifts from St. Genevieve/Gibbons Hall alumni, friends, and families as an incentive to reach a $100,000 total. This will allow the main floor of the renovated St. Genevieve’s auditorium, now known as the Ivy Building, to be named in honor of Lalley. Other naming and memorial opportunities are available through the campaign to honor families, classmates, former nuns, and teachers, or anyone else for whom the Ivy Building holds special memories. Read the whole story.
The College Foundation along with alum of St. Genevieve’s have launched a campaign to raise the remaining $500,000 needed to complete the Ivy Building restoration. To learn more about how you can help, contact A-B Tech’s Office of College Advancement at 828-398-7177 or firstname.lastname@example.org
CAMPAIGN STEERING COMMITTEE
Mary Frances McGowan Allen SGP ‘54
Stuart Camblos SGP ‘66
Jo Salley Chandler SGP/GH ‘78
David Morgan GH ‘59
Kieta Osteen-Cochrane SGP ’60
Mary Ann Rice (A-B Tech Board of Trustees)
Jan Schochet SGP ’71
Ann Skoglund (A-B Tech Foundation Board)
1940 Eugene (Bob) Carr
1951 Wilhelmina Vander Kaaden Rhodarmer
1954 Mary Frances McGowan Allen
1959 David Morgan
1960 Kieta Osteen-Cochrane and Melinda Farr Brown
1962 Martha Eshleman
1964 Millicent Bitter Elmore
1965 Nene Shuford Gunn
1966 Stuart Camblos
1967 Debbie Anthony Dodge
1969 Brenda Lunsford Lilly
1970 Ellen Keetch Craig
1971 Jan Schochet
1978 Jo Chandler
1987 Vijay Kapoor