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TODAY

Take a stroll around The Center and you’ll hear laughter and lively conversation in the midst of band rehearsal, tai chi, travel planning, Spanish class, volunteering … any of the 100+ programs going on every week.

Research proves that programming such as ours—centered on holistic wellness—promotes longer, healthier, happier lives. With more than 8,000 individuals passing through the doors every year, The Center is the heart of healthy aging in the greater Charlottesville area.

Constructed in 1991, our current building no longer has the capacity to serve our community. The Center needs not just more space, but space that is more functional, tailored to keep up with healthy aging best practices today.

PLANNING FOR TOMORROW

Expansion of facilities for The Center has been a vision of members, community stakeholders, Board of Directors and staff for many years.

The Center at Belvedere will fulfill this vision. The new Center will provide dedicated fitness rooms, a 400-seat performing arts auditorium, a life-long learning wing, an art room , a game room, a volunteer center, library and so much more.

Conveniently located in the Belvedere neighborhood, just two miles from our current site, the new Center will be a welcoming, warm community hub with more than 47,000 square feet inside and generous outdoor space for healthy aging programs and partnerships.

HOW DO WE GET THERE? WITH YOUR HELP!

In late August an anonymous donor offered a challenge grant—once we raise $500,000 they will match that amount.

We met our $500,000 goal on November 2, 2018! Any donation made was matched dollar-for-dollar up to $500,000.

Reaching this goal has enabled us to secure financing and potentially start construction before the end of this year.

We're making great progress - make your gift today!

WHAT'S NEXT?

We signed the construction contract with general contractor Barton Malow with a guaranteed maximum price (GMP) that meets our budget.

We held our ceremonial groundbreaking on November 16.

We signed our loan agreement with Carter Bank that same afternoon.

Albemarle County approved the land disturbance permit on December 6th and the site plan is projected to be approved very soon.

Actual groundbreaking commences the week of December 10th with an opening projected in the spring of 2020.

Watch this page for updates.

WHAT CAN YOU DO?

Make a gift or pledge today.

Multi-year pledges and monthly payments can have a big impact.

See naming opportunities for The Center at Belvedere below.

Contact executive director Peter Thompson at 434.974.4577 or peter@thecentercville.org.

Naming Opportunities

Naming a room, office, or wing of The Center at Belvedere is a wonderful way to ensure that your philanthropic gift lives on for many, many years to come. We invite you to see what opportunities are still available by visiting this link on our website.

THE CENTER AT BELVEDERE: EXPANDED COMMUNITY CENTER MODEL

Accessible

• currently about 10% of The Center's members receive scholarships • CAT bus stop at the front entrance • capacity for satellite delivery • expanded hours

Mixed Use

• amenities including Greenberry’s coffee • meeting & event space for community groups • partnerships with area organizations • primary care clinic

Multi-Generational

• volunteer center for Center & community engagement • proximity to SOCA, Fairview, Belvedere neighbors

Environmentally Friendly

• outdoor spaces for programs & events • gardens • sustainable design

Renderings courtesy of Bushman Dreyfus Architects

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