Building a Future for Our Students, Together

Overview

The Roots to Grow, Wings to Soar Campaign was launched to build a dedicated science and technology facility to enhance the programs and curriculum for all students. The plan includes the upgrade of the School’s current classrooms, which will not only allow for more space for our students to learn, but more opportunities for new science and technology electives.

We will break-ground for this significant building project in June, 2019.

The Roots to Grow, Wings to Soar Campaign continues to raise funds to support this major milestone. Contributions will significantly impact the lives and education of today’s students, as well as a future generation of Pegasus families.

If you would like to join us in this transformative movement, please click here to give. Thank you for your gift!

2020 Campaign Committee

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  • Capital Campaign Committee

    The Capital Campaign Committee is composed of a Committee Chair, the Head of School, the Director of Advancement, and other Board and non-Board members. The committee is responsible for helping to build community connections in the support of the development of appropriate financial resources to fulfill the Roots to Grow, Wings to Soar Campaign.

    Capital Campaign Committee Members
    Zach & Ashley Fischer, Chairs
    Jason Lopez, Head of School
    Jen DeGrave, Director of Advancement

    Reynolds & Soon Bish
    John & Sindy Murray
    Allen & Jeanine Schreiber
    Suneel & Atoshi Shorey
    Matt & Shea Watson
    Michael & Lauren Wong

Support the Campaign

There are many ways of making a gift to the Roots to Grow, Wings to Soar Campaign, each of which has distinct benefits.

By making a Pledge, gifts to the Campaign may be paid in convenient payments for up to three to five years. Initially you would specify a total pledge amount, then payments are made at your convenience, either monthly, quarterly, semi-annually or annually.

Types of Gifts

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  • Checks and Credit Card

    Most gifts to Pegasus are cash contributions.
  • Gifts of Securities

    While cash is the most common type of charitable contribution, gift of securities may be a wiser choice. Gifts of appreciated stock and/or securities represent a two-fold savings opportunity. Donors avoid paying capital gains tax on the increased values of their stocks. In addition, donors receive a tax deduction for the full market value of the stock on the date of the gift.
  • Matching Gifts

    Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match charitable contributions made by their employees. If your company matches, you may be able to access the forms directly through your company’s website. The impact of your gift may be doubled or more.

FAQs

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  • What do teachers think about this project?

    • The faculty is widely supportive of campus improvements.
    • The improvements will allow them to broaden their creative approaches to teaching and will enhance how faculty members develop curriculum.
  • Why is important that Pegasus make these improvements?

    • It is increasingly brought to our attention that facilities are limiting the educational programs, prompting us to ask, “What could be possible with enhanced facilities for our students?”
    • We’re beginning to bump our heads against our programs from a facilities perspective and the Board is focused on efficient improvements that directly enhance the student experience at Pegasus.
  • Why is now the right time for Pegasus to take on this project?

    • We have not built a building on campus since 2000 and, as our Board Chair shared last year, we are in the strongest financial position we have seen in years.
    • Parents are increasingly interested in investing in Pegasus, and there’s an energy among parents, and volunteer leaders who have worked tirelessly, to create a plan to move things forward.
  • What is the project timeline?

    • Construction for Phase I begins June 2019.
    • The construction and building from Phase I will be complete and ready for use in September 2020.
  • What parts of the project are included in Phase I?

    • Improved Entry Plaza Drop-Off and Pick-Up Areas
    • Restructured Parking
    • New Science and Technology Center that will allow us to advance curriculum to meet demands of 21st century
    • Enhanced Middle School Quad
    • Repurposed Lower School Playgrounds
    • There is a small endowment component in Phase I that strengthens Pegasus’s sustainability.
  • Why is the school opting for a rebuild instead of a renovation?

    • Pegasus makes improvements to campus annually, bringing every building along as far as we can. The campus is in the best shape it has been in over many years.
    • We have reached a point where new buildings are necessary to meet the needs of our faculty, curriculum, and programs.
    • Currently, the greatest need is a science and technology center.
  • What is the total cost of all phases?

    • The full cost of Phase I is approximately $15 million, which we aim to fund through the fundraising campaign, and cover the gap through a bridge loan.
    • We estimate that the total cost of all phases, which include capital and endowment investments, is $24 million.
  • Will we be able to add more students once the project is complete?

    • We will not be able to add more students, and that is not part of the plan.
    • All we’re doing is looking at enhancing the facilities for current students.
  • How can I contribute?

    • If you’re interested in giving to the building project, we ask you to take some time as a family to think about how you might be able to make multi-year commitment to the school over and above your annual support.
    • With a school this large, we want everyone to feel like a special part of this.
    • We aim to work with all families until the end of 2019 to have a conversation about your support.
    • The goal of the school is to approach every family in a meaningful way.
  • Will Pegasus increase tuition to cover the cost of the project?

    Pegasus’s tuition will continue to increase at the regular rate.
  • My children won't be here to enjoy the improvements on campus. Why should I contribute?

    • At Pegasus, we are the recipients of generosity from families who came before us.
    • To carry this legacy forward, and nurture the spirit of philanthropy in our community, we ask current families to leave your mark on campus for future generations by joining the campaign while your child or children are at Pegasus.
  • How will construction impact student lives at Pegasus?

    • We have pursued the phasing in such a way as to minimize disruption for students and families at Pegasus.
    • We have the luxury of 14 acres, which allows us to keep construction away from existing programs.

We Need Your Support

Timeline

December 2018
Project is announced to school community

January 2019
Capital Campaign launches

June 2019
Groundbreaking for Parking Lot

Labor Day 2019
Parking Lot completed

September 2019
Groundbreaking for Science & Technology Center

September 2020
Science & Technology Center completed

Supporters

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  • Thank You to our Donors

    Maajed & Tahaane Abahusayn
    Darin, Lori, Luke and Aubrie Anderson
    Greg and Sharon Anderson Family Foundation (Chandra)
    The Bish Family
    Craig and Kate Boundy
    JB and Wendy Bush
    Frank and Deidre Campbell
    The Chandra Family
    George and Christine Cheng
    Brian and Teresa Cullen
    Diem-Trang Dang
    Dwight Decker
    The Esmailian Family
    The Fis(c)her Family
    Jeffrey P. Frieden Trust
    The Gurewitz Family
    The Horowitz Family
    Kessler Family
    PJ and Elizabeth Kim
    Bach Le and Nancie Pham
    James and Jennifer Lee
    Todd and Julie Leigh
    Shaurya and Maira Mittal
    Michael and Nancy Mulroy
    The Murray Family
    Dan and Sandra Perlmutter
    Kristen and Mark Perlmutter Family
    The Plotke Family
    David and Lisa Rhoads
    Robert and Rebecca Riedl
    Samueli Foundation
    The Scheckter Family
    Elena and Marc Schneider
    The Schreiber Family
    The Shorey Family
    J. Scott and Cynthia S. Swensen
    Thimons Family
    The Walcott Family
    Matthew and Shea Watson
    Ru and Saranga Weerasuriya
    Christina and Malcolm Welford
    Michael and Lauren Wong
    Anonymous (3)

Contact

For questions about our Capital Campaign construction, please contact Mr. Jason Lopez, Head of School.
The Pegasus School is a coed, non-profit, nonsectarian day school in Huntington Beach, California, that serves students in pre-Kindergarten through Grade 8. A Pegasus education equips bright, motivated students to achieve future academic success and make a positive impact on society.