St. Meinrad Raising Money for Music, Youth, and Renovations
A new music institute, a youth initiative and building renovations are planned for Saint Meinrad Archabbey in Spencer County - but it will take $10 million dollars.
Administrators say campaign chair members began privately reaching out for donations right as the pandemic started. Despite having to meet virtually with potential donors - $9 million dollars is already pledged to the project. That's before administrators even reached out to the public for gifts.
The money will go toward establishing a new Center for Youth and Young Adult Evangelization, and an Institute for Sacred Music. The church hopes to encourage young people to grow in discipleship and expand the existing tradition of sacred music.
Two of the archabbey's buildings need renovations like upgraded heating and air, elevator repair and energy efficient lighting.
For more about the campaign and the new programs, visit saintmeinrad.edu/campaign.