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Interlochen Center for the Arts Asks Donors to “Create Amazing”

$100 Million Comprehensive Fundraising Campaign
Gives Opportunity to Unite Through the Power of the Arts

INTERLOCHEN, MI – Interlochen Center for the Arts has publicly launched “Create Amazing: The Campaign for Interlochen.” Supporters of Create Amazing will help complete the revitalization of Interlochen’s campus, including the first centralized home for Music, a renovated and expanded home for Dance, and a completely new building that promotes student health and wellness.

Commenting on the new initiative, the Co-Chairs of the Campaign Cabinet for Create Amazing, Nancy Hoagland (Interlochen Arts Camp, 1974) and Glynn Williams (Interlochen Trustee, Camp & Camp Staff Parent: 2009, 2013, 2015), said: “We are proud to lead the most significant fundraising campaign in this exceptional institution’s history and to ensure it continues to set the standard for arts education worldwide.”

Other campaign priorities include enriching the Interlochen experience through innovative programs that will help students realize their artistic dreams. These include securing the legacy of Interlochen’s founding ensemble, the World Youth Symphony Orchestra; supporting guest artists in all disciplines; and helping Interlochen Public Radio share the Interlochen experience with the world.

As Interlochen president Jeffrey S. Kimpton characterizes the Create Amazing campaign:

“Since 1928, Interlochen has been a place where talent blooms, where friendships are made and where futures begin. Through this campaign, we will have the opportunity to profoundly affect the people, place, and programs of Interlochen Center for the Arts, and set the stage for our second century as a beacon of arts and culture and a leader in arts education.”

The campaign will also allow the arts institution to create bold new programs that pave the way for the future of the arts; increase scholarship funding for aspiring artists from all backgrounds;

complete the revitalization of Interlochen’s campus; and broadcast important and powerful news, music, and original programming to communities across northern Michigan and the world.

Students at Interlochen discover, often for the first time in their lives, a community of like-minded individuals who match their artistic passion, and teachers who unlock their potential to create at the highest level. Supporters of the campaign will help to ensure that Interlochen students continue to have the opportunity to flourish.

This $100 million campaign has raised nearly $90 million thus far, thanks to some of Interlochen’s most involved benefactors.

More information about the campaign can be found at and through the video here.

About Interlochen Center for the Arts

The nonprofit Interlochen Center for the Arts is a recipient of the National Medal of Arts, and the only organization in the world that brings together a 2,500-student summer camp program; a 500-student fine arts boarding high school; opportunities for hundreds of adults to engage in fulfilling artistic and creative programs; two 24-hour listener-supported public radio stations (classical music and news); more than 600 arts presentations annually by students, faculty and world-renowned guest artists; and a global alumni base that spans eight decades, including leaders in both the arts and a rich variety of other endeavors. For more information, visit Interlochen online at

High-resolution photos can be downloaded here.

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