$100 Opportunities Challenge Accelerates with CREATE AMAZING Countdown

Since CREATE AMAZING: The Campaign for Interlochen began in 2012, over 18,000 supporters have come together to give everyone a place to unite through the power of the arts. The impact of this generosity is felt campus today, and will continue to be felt for years to come.

Overall, supporters have contributed $133 million, including:

  • $36 million for campus improvements, like the new Music Building, Dennison Center for Recreation and Wellness, and expanded and renovated dance facilities
  • $29 million in annual operating support for the Interlochen Annual Fund and Interlochen Public Radio
  • $11 million toward Interlochen’s overall endowment, including over 30 new endowed scholarships
  • $57 million in planned gifts, including to unrestricted operating support and endowed scholarships

“This outpouring of support is wonderful to see,” said CREATE AMAZING Campaign Co-Chair, Nick Mischler. “We’ve seen contributors from 54 countries and 49 states and Washington, D.C. It’s exciting that, together, we are making Interlochen stronger for generations of young artists.”

Since April, more than 3,000 donors have participated in the Create Amazing Opportunities Challenge. For every person who makes a gift of any size to the Interlochen Annual Fund, Trustee Dr. Mohamed A. El-Erian contributes an extra $100 in scholarship funding.

Already, this challenge has raised $1.7 million for young artists—and it’s still going. As a result, Interlochen awarded the most financial aid in its history, with 1,100 youth receiving scholarship support.

“It’s inspiring that 3,200 supporters, including over 1,500 first-time donors, joined this opportunity to help promising young artists,” said Campaign Co-Chair and Trustee, Nancy Hoagland (IAC 74). “If you haven’t already given, there's still time to unlock an additional $100 and be a part of CREATE AMAZING.”

Both CREATE AMAZING and the Create Amazing Opportunities Challenge end on October 31, 2018. Please take this opportunity to participate and visit createamazing.org/unlock100.

If you have any questions about supporting CREATE AMAZING: The Campaign for Interlochen or opportunity scholarships, please contact Interlochen Advancement at advancement@interlochen.org or 231.276.7623.