Upper Arlington Legacy Capital Campaign

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Oh Arlington, dear Arlington,
Our hearts will ne'er forget ... 

Every Donor, Every Dollar Contributes to Success

The Upper Arlington Legacy Capital Campaign

Private donors are joining together to support Legacy, a capital campaign to enhance Upper Arlington's excellence in education, in raising $7.5 million to complete and expand the scope of the $230 million bond levy project. 

ü RAISED     $5 million toward construction costs - as promised to the community throughout bond levy campaign

p    NEEDED    $2.5 million for "The Honor Project" - which seeks to go above and beyond the bricks and mortar, to support programming that impacts students' daily academic and co-curricular experiences

The Legacy Capital Campaign is excited to be working with The Columbus Foundation - 
account: UA School District Legacy Fund #3780.
Donations are:
  • 100% tax deductible - as no goods or services are provided in consideration of a gift;
  • Can be paid over a 5-year period (completed by December 31, 2023);
  • Payable through securities, donor-advised funds, credit card, or check; and
  • Offered with naming right opportunities at certain levels of giving. 

Join the Upper Arlington Legacy Family!

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What is the HONOR PROJECT?

Since January 2019, the Legacy campaign has raised nearly $5 million in private donations. Now is the time for community members to join Legacy to help raise $2.5 million to complete the campaign initiative, "The Honor Project." These enhancements focus on improvements within the walls and on the grounds of the new facilities.
Students seated in a classroom at the barracks school in 1919
An exterior rendering of the new Upper Arlington High School
An interior rendering of the new Upper Arlington HIgh School looking down on Golden Bear Boulevard




With a deep devotion to our tradition of excellence, the Upper Arlington Legacy Capital Campaign seeks to exceed the community's expectations for the future of education in Upper Arlington and aims to:
  • Provide funding for facilities, programming and equipment that will distinguish Upper Arlington Schools and continue to be a district to emulate;
  • Present a unique opportunity for individuals, families and businesses to invest in Upper Arlington Schools and leave a legacy on our new foundations for educating youth for the next century.
  • Establish the largest philanthropic endeavor in Upper Arlington's history - benefitting our youth and community for generations to come.

Donors are supportitng the Legacy Capital Campaign to:

  • Provide "above and beyond" resources to academic and co-curricular needs;
  • Ensure that Upper Arlington Schools remains a "lighthouse" district, setting the standard for education across the nation; and
  • "Pay it forward," and ensure future generations of students continue to benefit frrom the highest quality education. 

Oh Arlington, dear Arlington,
Our hearts will ne'er forget 
The Gold and Black will bring us back
to Dear Old Arlington

 Join the Upper Arlington Legacy family now!

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* All donations to be paid in full by December 31, 2023.
All project and construction plans are subject to change. 

Legacy Steering Committee

Paul Imhoff, Superintendent
Aimee White, Campaign Chair
David DeCapua
Price Finley
Dale Heydlauff
Gloria Heydlauff
Laura MacDonald
Tracy Peters
Margie Pizzuti
Michael Schoedinger
Alice Finley, Executive Director, UA+Ed
Mary Seidelmann 

Board of Education

Carol Mohr, President
Stacey Royer, Vice President
Robin Comfort
Nancy Drees
Scott McKenzie 


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Fly through the site and building plan for the new Upper Arlington High School in this video.


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Contact Information

Columbus Foundation

Carter Hatch
Associate Director of Corporate Philanthropy and Impact Investing
Phone: 614-545-3240 

UA Legacy Campaign

Aimee White
Campaign Chair
Phone: 614-487-5007, ext. 1117 
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