Union Square Campus is an initiative of Opportunity Greensboro, a group of leaders from businesses and higher education. The first campus building focuses on the training and education of healthcare professionals. The Cemala Foundation pledged $1.5 million towards the $35-37 million estimated project cost including land, infrastructure and equipment. Union Square opened its first building in August 2016.
The Cemala Foundation pledged $2 Million of the $35 Million raised in private support for the public-private partnership to construct the Steven Tanger Center for the Performing Arts. The 3,000 seat facility, scheduled to open in June 2018, will feature unparalleled sight lines of the stage and a sound system designed to accommodate a vast range of performing arts productions.
Greensboro's Downtown Greenway is to be a 4-mile loop around the Center City. Completion is scheduled for 2018. Brower Hatcher, the artistic director, collaborated with local found metal artist, Frank Russell, on this Greenway cornerstone, Gateway of the Open Book. Cemala has contributed over $2 million to this project.
Gateway Gardens, an 11-acre public garden, is a $5 million project coupled with Gateway University Research Park, providing future economic development potential in southeast Greensboro. Cemala is one of many funders in this Greensboro Beautiful, Inc. & City of Greensboro partnership.
Cemala pledged $1 million towards the relocation of the Hayes-Taylor Y to a state-of-the-art facility at Barber Park. The Y will enliven the Gateway area, serve a diverse population of up to 5,000 people daily, and feature a 5-star childcare center. Ceasar Cone II, Cemala's founder, helped start the first Hayes-Taylor Y in the 1930s.
The Cemala Foundation makes strategic investments in projects compatible with the Foundation's vision.
Before contacting the Foundation, please review information about the Cemala priority that most closely matches the interests of your organization. If you feel there is a match, submit a brief letter of inquiry (<2 pages). We will respond to all specific letters of inquiry but not to general solicitations for funds.