Campaign for Historic Hazelwood School
The nearly 100-year-old Hazelwood School is entering a new era — one with the dream of revitalizing the community in a way that rebuilds a community hub that was the hallmark of the long-closed school. Under a new vision, the school will become a year-around resource for arts and cultural engagement, education, creative entrepreneurship and community development.
At Folkmoot, we envision a community that welcomes diversity, celebrates cultural arts, embraces creativity and participates wholeheartedly in the activities that connect us.
Several years ago, our board began discussing ways to make the organization into far more than an effort that brought a once-a-year festival to the county. The vision was to organize music and cultural programs throughout the year and have our large building be more than just the focal point of our summer international festival.
The vision has taken shape and now: programs and events are held weekly at the center, and space is rented out to efforts that complement the mission. A boarding school rents part of the space for 10 months of the year.
But to push through to our vision of full, year-around occupancy, critical infrastructure needs must be met.
Those who support the fundraising campaign will be helping launch more festivals, music, arts and cultural events to help make Haywood County a rich place to live, work and raise a family. Donors will not only be rewarded by helping promote Hazelwood and preserve its history, but will be recognized for their contribution in a variety of ways.
All contributions will be acknowledged broadly in local media (unless you request otherwise).
Donors giving $1,000 or more will receive six tickets to Folkmoot’s year-round events.
Donors will be contacted by Folkmoot staff to arrange ticketing.
Donors giving more than $2,500 (in any phase of the campaign) will be recognized in Folkmoot’s new donor wall in the lobby of the historic Hazelwood School.
Donors providing $5,000 will be recognized with dedicated benches and landscaping outside of the center, while those contributing over $10,000 will have a classroom dedicated in their name.
Individuals contributing $25,000 — $100,000 (in any phase of the campaign) will have an opportunity to sponsor a portion of the building.