By the end of January 2015, the Napoleon Area Schools have indicated that the Civic Center Foundation needs to show that they have the financial capability to take over the John L. Johnson Auditorium and any adjacent classroom space on which they had planned. This will involve building outside walls on both ends of the structure where the junior high and elementary wings were taken off, as well as dealing with any HVAC, plumbing, and electrical issues. Due to the state laws regarding the disposal of school property, it is difficult to pinpoint an exact date, but demolition bids need to go out in a timed format and the school needs to list which buildings to demo. Is the Central complex one of them? If it is, will the auditorium section be salvaged?

The time has come where we need your financial pledges and donations. Money is coming in but not at a large enough rate to make this deadline and establish a bridge loan with the Henry County Bank. The Napoleon Civic Center Foundation is at a critical point in their attempt to save the John L. Johnson Auditorium. In accordance to the by-laws of our foundation, which have been approved by the IRS when the tax exempt status was granted, if the project fails, all monies donated will be returned or rolled into another non-profit organization if the donor so chooses. Donations are not used for fund raisers but are encumbered for the civic center project. Now is the time, we need your help!

Recognition Levels of Donations to the Napoleon Civic Center

All donations will be recognized in some manner

$250     DISPLAYED LISTING OF NAMES IN CONCOURSE OF THE WEST WING
$500     ENGRAVED PAVER BRICK     3 X 5” BRICK  —drop off entrance boulevard
$1000   ENGRAVED PAVER BRICK     8½ x 11”  BRICK  —drop off entrance boulevard
$2500   ENGRAVED LARGE PLANTERS ALONG DROP OFF ENTRANCE BOULEVARD
$5000  ENGRAVED PAVER BLOCK     12 X 12”  BLOCK  —drop off entrance boulevard

*Depending on level of donation, naming rights to various rooms/suites in the Center

THIRD LARGEST CONTRIBUTOR…………..NAMING RIGHTS TO THE NEW FRONT ENTRANCE BOULEVARD
SECOND LARGEST CONTRIBUTOR….…NAMING RIGHTS TO THE OUTDOOR AMPHITHEATER
LARGEST CONTRIBUTOR………………….NAMING RIGHTS TO THE ENTIRE CIVIC CENTER

Please know that however you choose to give, everyone at the Napoleon Civic Center is immensely grateful for your friendship. Friends like you are the reason the dream of preserving the John L. Johnson Auditorium is a reality. We want our future generations to be able to look back knowing Napoleon placed a high priority on the arts and aesthetic appreciation of beauty.

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Donations and pledges to:
NAPOLEON CIVIC CENTER
%The Henry County Bank
122 E. Washington
Napoleon, Ohio 43545

419-599-1065
Donations are tax deductible
Please inform Henry County Bank to release your name if you wish to be recognized

Questions? Call 419-966-2532 or kenandchar@roadrunner.com