June 28, 2013
League commits $25,000 to NCI

The Charity League of Martinsville & Henry County has committed $25,000 to the New College Foundation to support the "Building on Baldwin" capital campaign to expand the New College Institute.


Since its inception in 1931, the Charity League has supported an array of programs that promote growth and development of children in the area.


Instructional space for The Piedmont Governor's School for Mathematics, Science & Technology will be located in the new building on the Baldwin Block at the corner of Fayette, Market and Moss streets.


"Our gift will lend support for the opportunity to provide this challenging, technology-based curriculum for high school students in our region," said league outgoing president Meredith Vaughn. "Throughout the years, the league has evolved to keep pace with the changing community while dedicating our service to the children of Martinsville and Henry County."


"We are extremely grateful to the Charity League for this generous contribution which will ultimately help to make a difference in the lives of our students," said Leanna Blevins, New College Institute chief academic officer.


Construction on the new building is expected to be completed in spring 2014.