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At The Threshold: The Campaign for Asheville School

Athletic Enhancements

On September 21, 2018, for the first time in Asheville School’s 119-year history, the Blues were given the opportunity to experience the quintessential American tradition of Friday night football under the lights.

Cheered on by their friends, teachers, parents and alumni, the Blues played strong to a 54-0 victory. But that was just one of many victories celebrated that evening.  

Thanks to the philanthropic commitment of a dedicated group of parents, grandparents and alumni, Asheville School’s new $4 million multi-sport athletic complex played host to the landmark event. Athletic Director Carl Boland says the new facility – which includes an all-weather synthetic turf field, a newly surfaced track, stadium seating for fans, a press box, field level facilities, and lights - is nothing short of transformative. “Above all else, Asheville School is committed to building community. Enhancing the athletic space allows us to take this commitment a step further, and the benefits will extend far beyond the playing field.” 

Girls Lacrosse

The new complex hosts Blues sporting events year-round, including Varsity Football, Varsity Soccer, Lacrosse, Varsity Field Hockey and Track and Field. 

Asheville School's new athletic stadium.

LEADING THE WAY 

We wish to express our profound gratitude and appreciation to the members of the Asheville School community who have so generously supported this philanthropic initiative: 

J. Flint McNaughton 1982  
The Glass Foundation  
Dick Noel 1948  
Phyllis and Robert B. Haserot 1960  
Haywood D. Cochrane, Jr.  
Guy B. Dixon 1990  
Frank Drendel  
Sally and Scott Shealy 1984 
Chris Casey 2017 
Michelle and Greg Amoroso  
Kathryn and David Stover 1975  
Ginny and Tom Good

Lacrosse

“Our athletes are enjoying the new field and increased support from our entire community, and seeing our students engaged and having a great time together in the stands on Friday nights is especially gratifying. It is a fun, safe, and spirited atmosphere that serves as a benefit to our entire school.”

Carl Boland 1999
Athletic Director

Our Progress

Athletic Enhancements: $4,321,000 Goal

Athletic Facility Progress Graph: $1,000,000 Opportunities to Give, $3,321,000 Progress to Goal

Naming Opportunities

Athletic Field $500,000
Stands $250,000
Press Box $100,000
Lights $100,000

 

Help us finish strong. 

Track

To explore ways you can make a meaningful and lasting impact on Asheville School, please contact Leigh Ruhl, Assistant Head of School for Advancement, directly at 828.254.6345 x4028 or ruhll@ashevilleschool.org

Wish to make a gift offline?
Please contact Innes Boland, Manager of Advancement Operations & Donor Relations, at bolandi@ashevilleschool.org or (828) 254-6345 ext. 4222

Students Cheer in New Stadium

Athletic Enhancements