Join Us In Offering Rural Communities An Opportunity of A Lifetime.
"We must find fresh ways to capture and value the direct and rippling economic social, and health benefits rural communities experience." ~Suzanne Anarde
The Reimagine Rural Campaign offers a beautiful space in the Flint Hills of Kansas where experiential and responsive services shape lives. If you believe in the development of essential community facilities in rural areas, better access to digital technology, supportive educational programs, improving access to care, rural-urban interdependence, public services and facilities, cultural amenities, uses of outdoor spaces and quality of life are important, then enhancing and expanding our facilities through The Reimagine Rural campaign deserves your support.
The FSL Rural Vitality Center will support programs and offer vital services to communities that will address systematic problems that we are facing in rural communities.
The FSL brings you The Reimagine Rural Campaign to provide funds for a three phase facilities project that supports a feasibility study. The Capital Campaign will launch July 2022 and will be a three year phase project, with an exciting 3-6 month public phase. The raise will consist of public funding, private funding, donor funding, mergers & acquisitions, crowdfunding and more.
"The current economic crisis in the United States requires a renewed commitment to investing in rural communities in order to ensure that they have a prominent place in this countries future. The onset of the coronavirus pandemic and the resulting economic crisis further exposed the vulnerability of rural communities. We cannot continue to drain rural areas of their resources and wealth as it continues to make the overall economy less resilient." ~Olugbenga Ajilore
Investing in rural people is a long term solution to many problems we face today; lack of mental health services, education equity, poverty, unemployment and more. Each of these things can be improved by rural development to assist in strengthening rural economies with attractive prospects for young people so that they can stay in Kansas. The FSL has created a rural-urban linkage that works. The interaction between rural and urban areas are important for social and economic development.
The FSL provides opportunities though our infrastructure and services that creates employment, offers mental health services and shares resources that build and sustain strong rural-urban linkage.
Future Service Leaders Foundation will set the stage for raising the profile in rural investment as we create an abundance of opportunity to assist in change and growth of our members.
For more than a year, our FSL foundation has prepared for The Reimagine Rural campaign. A feasibility study indicated a phased approach, along with a clear vision would make The Reimagine Rural campaign most successful. Following feasibility, the highly experienced architectural firms of Anderson Knight Architects. were selected to design a state of the art Rural Vitality Center. This Center will host Innovative experiences provided by The ECenter of Kansas a for profit subsiderary.
The property will include a hillside amphitheater, hiking trails surrounded by nature, parking for 200+ vehicles outdoor spaces (entry gardens, bridges, ponds, terraces and beautiful landscape). The design concept provides panoramic views of the hills to the north, south, east and west and the trails and spaces are full of nature. Spaces abound for art and horticulture displays, ropes course, rock walls, treehouse education areas and other adventurous spaces. Several classroom areas provide learning opportunities and a state of the art distance learning center available for community use.
Our Capital Campaign Phase Plan- $12M
There are three phases in any capital campaign. The planning phase, the quiet phase and the public phase. At this time we are in the planning phase where we are working on the preparation, development, research, evaluation, land surveys, architectural renderings and more. We have conducted the feasibility study and are looking at our digital strategy. We are working hard to be moving to the quiet phase by September 2022. During the quiet phase we will be focusing on donor relations, fundraising events, building corporate partnerships, challenge grants, matching gifts and more. The final phase will be the public 3-6 month phase where we will kick off our capital campaign to the public and complete phase one of our process.
Where are we now?
Rural Vitality Center (phase one) $56M Instructional Spaces for Experiences
Nature Therapeutic Spaces & Retreat Center- (phase two) $15M raise
Additional Spaces- (phase three) $8M
Domenari Capital differs from the ordinary private equity group as they span the globe in multiple industries. Domenari specialized in financial services in Overland Park Kansas where they became a part of many successes. They are a source for international investments, mergers, acquisitions, finance and private equity funding. In 2018 they finalized over $100M In project funding and in 2019 they sold IG Malmyzh Copper for $200M. At this time they are working on a project in Puerto Rico and are very excited to see where that leads. Domenari Capital has been our leading supporter since 2019 and continues to help us gain ground on our next step. This project is no different as they will support us in strenthening the opportunities for rual communities, families and schools.
Domenari- Future is Calling Campaign
Niko Issacs has a huge heart that goes beyond large Investment opportunities. For a very long time he has had a dream to build a unique facility that not only serves others but provides innovation, technology, sustainability and diversity. With his knowledge, expertise and passion we can't go wrong! We look forward to working along side him and his team to reach our campaign goals. To see more about Domenari Capital visit https://www.domenari.com
Construction: BHS Construction of Manhattan, Kansas will lead the way in our construction as they have worked with over 2000 projects and have a long history of being active in community and developing strong partnerships. We are excited to work with their incredible team and they help deliver a transformational facility.