Over the past 16 years, we have succeeded in fulfilling our mission of becoming a place where performers and artists of all ages come together under one roof to help make the community a better place. With the combined strength of all of our resident groups, we’ve presented countless outstanding performances and events, spurred the economic growth of downtown Springfield, and become a leader in youth arts education in Springfield.
But even with these accomplishments, we still have work to do to ensure our future.
When the building was remodeled in 2003, the heating and cooling systems were deemed acceptable to continue using. Now, almost 16 years later, the Hoogland Center for the Arts is faced with rising energy costs and aging equipment. With our new “Hoogland Goes Green” capital campaign, we hope to modernize our infrastructure to improve efficiency, get our monthly costs under control, and reduce our carbon footprint.
We have already taken on the expensive task of replacing our failing chillers so that we can keep the Hoogland cool, comfortable and safe during the hot summer months.
The installation of brand new chillers is just the first step in a five-year plan. In the next few years we hope to replace our boilers and air handlers, add solar panels to the roof, and update many of our lighting fixtures with LED bulbs. This is being done to help reduce our staggering energy bills, which average more than $11,000 dollars each month.
We hope you’ll support the Hoogland Center for the Arts by making a gift to the Hoogland Goes Green Campaign.
Our success is due in large part to the support of patrons and donors like you. Maintaining our historic 80,000-square -foot home for the arts can be challenging and expensive. That is why we depend on your generosity to help us meet our financial goals. We are a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, so your donation is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.