About the Campaign


Camphill Village launches the public phase of a $15 million capital improvement campaign

The Camphill Village Copake Foundation has launched the public phase of a campaign to raise $15-million by 2015 to improve aging buildings and infrastructure at Camphill Village in Copake, NY, and to complete construction at the new elder care community at Camphill Ghent in Ghent, NY. The campaign was officially launched at a recent reception in New York City for donors and friends of Camphill Village, which also featured the world premiere of a new video commissioned especially for the campaign.

In a press release announcing the campaign, Chris Kersten, Director of Development, said that “…the extraordinary generosity of those who support our mission is deeply gratifying. Over the past two years, we have quietly raised more than $9.6 million toward our $15 million goal. In this next, public phase we will be reaching out to people beyond our traditional donor base to help us cross the finish line.”

In remarks at the campaign launch, Bill Vogt, President of the Board of Directors of Camphill Village, said that “…of the $15-million we are seeking, $11.3 million will be used to stabilize and improve existing houses, workshops, and buildings at Camphill Village, and to add new structures, roadways, and open spaces. “Another $3.7 million,” said Vogt, “will be used to provide completion funds at Camphill Ghent, the new elder care residential community, which opened in January 2012.”

The $15-million Building Possibilities campaign will fund Phase 1 of Camphill Village’s ambitious 15-year Master Plan. Projects in the first phase include:

  • A new residential house
  • Renovation of two other homes to appropriate levels of safety, structural integrity and functionality
  • Upgrading the Village water system to accommodate new structures, install sprinkler systems in all buildings and improve water pressure throughout the Village
  • Four new workshops for weaving, candle making, stained glass and bookbinding
  • A new co-op market
  • A fiber optic network (completed)
  • Expansion of Sunny Valley Barn (completed)
  • New access road and parking spaces at Fountain Hall (completed)
  • Construction of a new Administration and Youth Guidance Building to house staff, including administration, finance, development, compliance and communications
  • Improvements to roads to improve traffic flow and pathway safety
  • Completion funds for Camphill Ghent

Our campaign progress (as of February 14, 2014)

Total Phase 1 Goal $15,000,000 Raised So Far: $12,842,795
Camphill Village Master Plan $11,300,000 Raised So Far: $9,031,118
Camphill Ghent  $3,700,000 Raised So Far: $3,811,677
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