Join us as, together, we CREATE
the new Don and Nancy de Laski
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with the construction of the new building.
Yes, we have raised enough money to start the building...
but we still need to raise $1,000,000 more to complete it.
Naming opportunities start at $25,000. Contact Development Director Patrick Belisle (at firstname.lastname@example.org) for information about how to donate to the new Education Center.
The New de Laski Education Center
The Don and Nancy de Laski Education Center is an important step into A.R.E.'s growth and the expansion of the Cayce work. The de Laski Center will house:
- The Edgar Cayce Foundation – On the ground floor with its new fireproof cabinets protecting the Cayce readings, correspondence, and other precious items collected over our 80-year history.
- The Cayce/Reilly® School of Massotherapy – The first floor will house our massage school, which has seen its enrollment grow rapidly since being approved for federal financial aid. Our school, which has been consistently ranked among the top massage schools in the country, has had some of the least adequate facilities. This new building will completely change that.
- Atlantic University – The top floor will house Atlantic University (AU). Since A.U. has transformed into a truly "online university," its enrollment is growing fast! A.U. will have the latest technology to connect students and faculty as never before.
The 10,000-square foot building will feature a number of "Green elements" including geothermal energy, environmentally friendly materials, and porous parking pavers outside. Once this building is completed in the summer of 2012, renovations will begin on the new Cayce-Miller Café right next door in the Cayce Hospital building. A main feature of the Café will be the elegant Copeland Dining Room where visitors can partake of the Cayce-based foods on offer there.
Gallery of Architectural Drawings - (All PDF)
• A.R.E. Campus - Site Plan • Building Elevations • Cayce-Miller Café
• Atlantic University • Cayce/Reilly® School of Massotherapy • Edgar Cayce Foundation
Meet our supporters:
||Dr. Richard Copeland
||Don de Laski
Longtime A.R.E. member Don de Laski committed $1 million through the de Laski Family Foundation to help build A.R.E.'s new Education Center. CEO Kevin Todeschi says the A.R.E. will honor this gift by calling the new building "The Don and Nancy de Laski Education Center." Todeschi proclaimed, "We are absolutely thrilled! Don's donation comes just in time for us to announce the building's new name at our October 6 groundbreaking. Many generations of students will be grateful for this gift and the building it allowed us to build." In addition to de Laski's gift, the project's largest donations, both approaching $1 million as well, are from Ruben Miller of Miami, Florida – for whom the Cayce-Miller Café will be named (it will be inside the future-renovated Cayce Hospital building next door) – and Dr. Richard Copeland of Bokeelia, Florida who will be honored with the naming of the café's crowning jewel – the Copeland Dining Room. Todeschi points out that, "Between them, these three members are responsible for raising over $2.6 million for our building project."
Thank you for your interest and support.