CFI Expansion Plans
The following article is from the Secular
Humanist Bulletin, Volume 20, Number 1.
Thanks to a generous gift from a long-time subscriber to Free
Inquiry and Life member of the Council for Secular Humanism, Colonel
Jess, architects have been engaged for designing a much-needed addition to the
Center for Inquiry–International in Amherst, New York. The addition will
double the library and office space of the current building and will create a
multipurpose conference center that can seat groups of up to three hundred.
Groundbreaking for the $1.5 million structure will occur during the summer of
2004, with completion scheduled for 2005.
The building, which will also feature a garden courtyard
and a controlled-climate rare books room and document archive, will offer
numerous naming opportunities for contributors to the building fund.
Visualizations of the new facility will be available later this month.
Sherry Rook, a professional grant writer and conference
organizer, has graciously consented to join the staff as development officer to
assist in developing the funding for this and the other projects encompassed in
the New Future Fund, which seeks to raise $26.26 million in support for the many
operations of CFI. She joins Richard Hull, retired philosophy professor and
entrepreneur, who serves as senior development officer at the Amherst
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