Galvanizing the community around a historic $2B investment in school facilities would take intensive community support – from all areas of the community. Building that support took leaders with the unique ability to rally folks around an ambitious goal that required voters to come together during some pretty divisive election years.
In this case, the right leaders stepped up. Reverend Dr. Frank Thomas of Mt. Zion Baptist Church in High Point and Cecelia Thompson, executive director of Action Greensboro chaired not one, but two bond campaigns. They worked tirelessly, behind the scenes and in very public ways to raise money, analyze data, lead a large and active committee, coordinate volunteers, and sound the call to action. They were remarkably successful and as a community, we are very grateful.