Lydia Patterson's Capital Campaign

LPI's Capital Campaign:


  • A Vision for the Future:

    In conjunction with celebrating its 100th birthday in 2013, Lydia Patterson Institute is embarking on the largest Capital Campaign in its history to ensure its future as one of the nation’s most unique multi-cultural educational institutions. We are excited to embark on this effort and are seeking assistance from individuals, foundations, and others institutions, large and small, to help continue this legacy well into the 21st century.

    The Proposed Projects

    will essentially strip all existing facilities to the bare structure and rebuild them to the latest building standards, including updated lighting, information technology and accessibility needs. In addition, a new structure will be built on the southwest corner of the campus to house a new chapel, new dining area, specialized classrooms, and student gathering areas. New athletic fields will be constructed adjacent to the campus. Construction will occur in phases to allow for continued school operation and to match fund raising efforts.

    "Funding the goal is shared by the citizens of El Paso and the border land as well as the members of United Methodist Churches of Mexico, Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas.”

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  • Our Needs:

    The chapel is too small
    to allow the entire student body of approximately 450 to meet at one time, either for weekly chapel services or school assemblies. This detracts from school unity which is a major contributing factor to the success of “La Lydia’s” students. The cafeteria and dining area are inadequate and outdated for the student body, most of which qualify for the free lunch and breakfast program (for some, it may be the only meals they receive during the day).

    Research and library facilities are insufficient and technologically outdated, handicapping students as they prepare for college, technical school, or work.

    The “athletic field” consists of a small asphalt area located in the southwestern part of the campus.

    There are no dedicated facilities for fine arts such as music, dance and art. In addition, the current facilities are inadequate to accommodate future growth.

    Additional classrooms and specialized facilities will allow LPI to serve a growing number of students in the future.

    While LPI is staffed by an extraordinary group of educators, classroom technology lags behind current practice, and LPI is not able to offer educational facilities consistent with what the institution strives to give its students.

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  • Why Now?

    LPI’s current facility was constructed in 1964 and has existed substantially in an “as built” condition since that time. A complete renovation of the existing facility, as well as the addition of new structures are necessary in order to continue to provide a safe and healthy environment for learning in the years to come.

    The current facility is functionally obsolete.

    While the steel framework and brick walls are still in excellent condition, interior systems are badly degraded. The facility needs asbestos removal, new plumbing, electrical, and HVAC systems. The current facility needs fire sprinkler systems and to be made handicap accessible.

    LPI currently occupies two classroom buildings, a 350-seat chapel, and a gymnasium with changing rooms. Some classrooms and other areas have been converted to other uses over the years, and many functions are scattered over the campus in a very inefficient manner. Some specialized rooms, such as laboratories are inadequately sized and non-functional because of the outdated infrastructure. The campus covers one city block near downtown El Paso, with parking on adjacent properties in the area acquired by purchase over the years.

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  • Our Invitation to You:

    “The Second 100 Years” is a capital campaign to bring Lydia Patterson Institute (LPI), a 100-year old institution, up to the latest educational standards and to ensure its long-term future. The school has two natural constituencies that have been in partnership since its beginning: the City of El Paso and the United Methodist Church. Both have benefited from this partnership, and now is the time to recognize our achievements. Enthusiastic participation from these partners, and many others, is essential to the reaching of our goal.

    We invite you to become a part of the “La Lydia” family and be instrumental in the development and formation of our next 100 years. Your legacy and gifts are our future…

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  • El Paso/Borderland Campaign

    Led by co-chairs Stacey Hunt and Kimberly Kleberg, both members of the LPI Board of Trustees and residents of El Paso, this campaign will concentrate on raising funds from El Paso and the borderland stretching from New Mexico to the Gulf, including Ciudad Juárez , Mexico - El Paso’s neighbor city

    The South Central Jurisdiction Campaign

    Leah Taylor and Judy Benson lead the campaign to reach members of the 8-state Jurisdiction: Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas. Both are active in Jurisdictional activities and are members of the LPI Board of Trustees.

     


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  • Our Campaign Goal: Phase 1 & 2

    This short approach requires precision, as the green is heavily bunkered. The traps in front of the green are fairly deep while the trap behind the green is shallow. Without the proper shot onto the green, you may find your ball rolling downhill for quite awhile.

    Phase 1

    • Renovation of fourteen (14) classrooms to state of-the-art learning centers, and four (4) restrooms
    • in the existing North Education Building.
    • New locker rooms and two (2) specialized classrooms in the existing Gymnasium Building.

    Phase 2

    New Discovery & Information Center in Renovated Chapel 

    • Construction of a state-of-the-art science classroom/laboratory facility and an Information Sciences Center in the existingWest (Middle) Education Building.
    • Conversion of the existing chapel into a modern Discovery and Information Center

     


     



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  • Phase 3 & 4

    In conjunction with celebrating its 100th birthday in 2013, Lydia Patterson Institute is embarking on the largest Capital Campaign in its history to ensure its future as one of the nation’s most unique multi-cultural educational institutions. We are excited to embark on this effort and are seeking assistance from individuals, foundations, and others institutions, large and small, to help continue this legacy well into the 21st century.

    Phase III

    Construction of the new wing of LPI, including the new building entry, chapel, dining and multipurpose area, fine arts center, specialized classrooms, and student gathering area and elevator for accessibility “Skybridge” connecting the new wing with the existing structure and enclosure of areas between the existing education buildings to unify the campus

    Phase IV

    Proposed Main Entrance Exterior
    Construction of seven (7) state-of-the-art classrooms, restrooms, athletic fields and consolidated administrative area in the existing South Education Building.

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