Our School Home, At Last

In In the Media by Imago Dei

Photos by the Rev. Anne Sawyer and Dr. Bob Kamilli

Last week, Board President Dr. Jan Brundage signed the papers that made our school buildings – 51-55 N. 6th Ave – our own. This is truly a milestone in the 11-year history of IDMS, which now has a secure footing in Tucson’s rapidly developing downtown, and, with it, a brighter future.

Board member Isaac Figueroa, who handled the transaction, Head of School The Rev. Anne Sawyer, and Board President Dr. Jan Brundage prepare to finalize the purchase on April 19, 2017

Board member Isaac Figueroa, who handled the transaction, Head of School The Rev. Anne Sawyer, and Board President Dr. Jan Brundage prepare to finalize the purchase on April 19, 2017

Our eternal thanks go to Angel Charity for Children, Inc., which raised $600,000 for the down payment, and to the leadership of our awesome IDMS Board of Directors, without whom it could not have happened. Special thanks are owing to Building Committee Co-Chairs Gerry Oguss and Isaac Figueroa – thank you, guys!

And on Sunday, April 23, we celebrated the newly refurbished Chapel facade, Donor Recognition Wall, and building acquisition with Board members and Angels.

To all our hundreds of supporters and partners throughout the community, thank you for making our dreams, and those of our students and families, come true!

Ribbon cutting with our favorite Angels! Yay!

Ribbon cutting with our favorite Angels! Yay!

We are so excited to finally be able to recognize our incredible family of donors. Thank you, Angels, for making all this possible.

We are so excited to finally be able to recognize our incredible family of donors. Thank you, Angels, for making all this possible.

Our new and improved Chapel facade reflects life in busy downtown Tucson.

Our new and improved Chapel facade reflects life in busy downtown Tucson.

The new facade glowing by night.

The new facade glowing by night.

The angel the window is a permanent "Thank You," visible to all who walk by.

The angel the window is a permanent “Thank You,” visible to all who walk by.