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Our vision is to build a comprehensive athletic complex and community park designed to meet the needs of the St. Philip’s students and community members for years to come.

 

One of St. Philip’s highest aspirations is to help ensure that an athletic complex will be constructed to fully complement both the school’s highly ranked academic program and the community center’s expansive athletic program. Building strong and healthy bodies go hand-in-hand with developing intellectually curious minds.

We are committed to providing the very best opportunities for our students and neighborhood residents to reach the highest levels of aspiration both mentally and physically.

Progress Tracker

  • Phase 1 | Complete

    Raise $2.5 MILLION+ by December 2019 for land acquisition, the creation of an athletic fieldhouse, and to support core athletic and out of school programs for students and children engaged in the Community Center.

  • Phase 2 | In-progress

    Raise $2.5M TO $3.4M by January 2024 for construction and expansion of athletic field, complex, and park that will also provide a true, inviting gateway with landscaping and murals as Pennsylvania Avenue transitions to being the main exit from I-45 in 2023.

  • Phase 3 | Upcoming

    Intent to raise $2 MILLION by December 2026 in endowment funds to help sustain the athletic complex and community park for years to come.

Remaining Naming Opportunities

 

Community Park - $1 Million


DONOR BENEFITS: To name the park in perpetuity.
The donor(s) name will be prominently displayed on the complex in various high-profile areas and public
acknowledgement to be made at special events.

Neighborhood Gateway - $1 Million


DONOR BENEFITS: To name the gateway in perpetuity.
The donor(s) name will be prominently displayed on the complex in various high-profile areas and public
acknowledgement to be made at special events.

Football Field - $1 Million


DONOR BENEFITS: The donor(s) name will be displayed at the complex.

Practice Field - $500,000


DONOR BENEFITS: The donor(s) name will be displayed at the complex.

Food Pavilion – $500,000
 

DONOR BENEFITS: To name the food pavilion in perpetuity.
The donor(s) name will be prominently displayed on the complex in various high-profile areas and public
acknowledgement to be made at special events.

Playground – $500,000


DONOR BENEFITS: To name the playground.
The donor(s) name will be displayed at the complex.

Moody Fine Arts Pavilion

 

The Moody Performing and Fine Arts Pavilion will stand as the biggest capital project of the We Believe Campaign. The pavilion will house, among other spaces, a cafetorium, classrooms dedicated to performing and fine arts, an art gallery, offices, outdoor learning spaces, and a storm shelter (a new requirement from the City!).

St. Philip's is partnering with Building Solutions, KAI, and Heart & Gaugler and Associates on the project of the Moody Performing & Fine Arts Pavilion. 

There has been a myriad of delays regarding the kick-off of construction for this project—the first being the world pandemic, which put a hold on construction and gravely delayed securing permits needed for the building. Additionally, during the pandemic, the City of Dallas informed St. Philip's of a new requirement for new construction – an expanded storm shelter. We spent several months negotiating with the City on the size of the expanded storm shelter. This past spring, we finally settled on a feasible option that would not completely disrupt our initial building requirements.

Architects were needed to re-design the building to include this new space and to accommodate the inclusion of our current food pantry building site into the design due to our inability to secure another property adjacent to the pantry for this project. Fortunately, St. Philip's was able to purchase a building directly across the street from the current food pantry. With this purchase, we have the space required for the addition of the Moody Performing and Fine Arts Pavilion that will now replace what is currently our Legacy parking lot, Lower and Middle School playground, and Aunt Bette's Community Pantry. 

We are excited to move toward the position to break ground within the next year to make way for the new building. Also, please note that St. Philip's has expanded the School to 8th grade, having welcomed our second enrollment of  7th graders and inaugural 8th grade class this fall. 

The building is set to be completed in time for the 2024-2025 school year that will officially mark St. Philip's as a full preschool through 8th grade campus!

Although the We Believe Campaign has officially ended publicly, we continue to raise additional funds for this project. $6.7 Million has been raised thus far; this includes $2 Million anticipated through New Market Tax Credits.

Your support for this project will aid in supporting our student body and community center youth who do not have current access to a wholistic arts program designed to incite creativity and help our students gain required skills in a specific artistic medium before matriculating to other local schools in Dallas including, for example, Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. 

Through this project, hundreds of St. Philip's students will be introduced to the arts in an environment where they will discover their unique talents and giftings. Community artists and youth will see the world through the lens of music, dance, theatre, and visual arts, focusing on helping young people soar to new heights in the world of the Arts. 

The Moody Performing and Fine Arts Pavilion is set to interconnect the community of South Dallas and others as we seek transformation toward the hope Christ calls us to. 
 

The Vision