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Building Campaign

When The Raleigh Ringers incorporated in 1990, we knew that our goal of becoming an independant, self-sufficient community handbell ensemble would require careful planning, dedication, patience and above all, the help of many friends. The Abbotswood and Springmoor retirement communities literally opened their doors to us, each graciously providing essential rehearsal and storage space over the years. As guests in their homes, however, we were understandably limited in our ability to schedule rehearsals and sectionals and to store our ever-growing collection of instruments and other equipment.

In 2007, The Raleigh Ringers took the next giant step toward independence: acquiring our own rehearsal space! We were fortunate to find a building that perfectly suits our needs. On September 26, 2007, The Raleigh Ringers became the owner of a 2400 square-foot "flex-use" space in Raleigh, and began a 5-year "Opening New Door's" fundraising campaign to pay for the building.

Thanks again to the generosity of so many donors, we were able to pay off the building loan in early 2012!    Many thanks to everyone who gave to this campaign.

"Opening New Doors" Donor List

Diamond - $20,000

David & Kristina Harris

Silver - $1,000

(over 4 years) Recognition as a Silver-Level Donor

Bob & Cathy Auchter
Beckenhorst Press, Inc.
Jerri Bland
Laura A. Blauch
David & Ruth Brown
Rosemarie Burt, in memory of Andrew C. Burt
Allan & Ellen Dickson & Family
Angie Dickinson Design
In Memory of Nancy C. Dietzschold
Gaugert Financial
John & Amy Gaydos
Michael J. Glasgow, in honor of Timothy Waugh
Erin Glendening
Scott & Allison Hemphill
Douglas A. & Ida E. Hollowell
Terri & Tim Hopkins
The Hopson Family
Jerry Hosking
Margaret Ingraham
Kryn Krautheim
Harold & Lois Lauffenburger
Blake & Melissa Long - CBL Handbell Services
Barbara "Babs" & Robin Marley
Cindy & Phil Massey
George & Marilyn McGregor
David & Angela Metz
Richard & Elaine Mueller
Randall Partin & Susan Brumbaugh
Dr. William Payn
Donald & Dixie Peterson
Trisha Phillips
Ronald & Carolyn Pittman
Poole Printing
Premier Systems
Nancy Ritter
Schulmerich Bells
Darlene Stibal
The Sunday Family
Valentine Design Group
Diane van Dijk
Whitechapel Bell Foundry Limited
Dr. Carol Williamson

Donor - up to $499

Ronald & Nancy Aasland
Advanced Physical Therapy
Angus Barn
Lisa Arnold
Fran Bagwell
Barbara & Jay Baldwin
Kathleen Bell
Judith Bergman
Jack & Barb Best
Kay & Ken Boone
Kimberley Boyd
Barbara Bradley
CP & Dottie Brezeale
Keith Burt
James Bustrack
Susan Davis Butler
Capital Ford, Inc
Sandra Carbone
Tom Carey
Claire Chiatello
Janet Clayton
Coastal Federal Credit Union
Carol Coughenour
Richard Coulter
Lisa Cox
Jeannie Cushman
Suzanne Dedrick
Jane DeWitt
Stephen Dibble
Maralena F. Dropp
David & Phyllis Early
John C. Eaton, Jr.
Sandra Eithun
A.D. & Joan Ellison
Laura Ellwein
Neil Kim & Christine Feerrar
Pamela Ferkett
Diane & Charles Flayhart
Dana Rees Folley
Wayne & Jodi Gammon
Edmund R. Gant
Krishna Goswani
Nancy Greer
Gregory Poole Equipment Company
Michael & Stephanie Gruodis
Cindy Hampton
Leon Hayes
Esther Heidepriem
Michael Helman
Jonathan & Amy Hinkson
Sharon Howell
Henry & Deanna Huber
Melinda Humphrey
Bill Ingram
Karen James
Jeanne Jessup
Wiley Jones
Rise Kagan
Ed Kallies
Sue King
Harrison & Jean King

Gold - $5,000

BP Studios
Gil & Karen Brock
William H. Griffin
Doug & Connie Harris
George & Claire Latham,
in honor of our Ringer daughter, Barbara Marley

Bronze - $500

Recognition as a Bronze-Level Donor

Berk-Tek, A Nexans Company
CBC/WRAL Community Fund of Triangle Community Foundation
Missy Cernigliaro
Sarah Clark
Karen Copeland & Jim Rhew
Dr. & Mrs. David Crouse
Frazee Carpet & Interiors
Golden Corral
Algirdas & Violeta Gruodis
Scott & Amy Harris
Carroll & Sandra Lowe
Thomas Mauney
Marycraven & Dennis Poteat
Mr. & Mrs. B.B. Roberson
JAECO Engraving / Sue Sawyer
Dean & Valerie Shostak
Barry & Susie Taylor
Time Warner Company
Carl Wiltse & Pamela Bayes

Donor (cont.)

Max Kipfer
Jason Krug
Ken & Linda Lamb
Nancy & John Lambert
Langdon & Company
Mary Jane Lide
Beverley Loseke
William & Eleanor Manges
Louis Mann
D. Linda McKechnie
Fran McMillan
Ruth Mische
Laura O'Connell
Charlotte Olson
Mr. & Mrs. Ronald Otto
Ann C. Pearce
Lisa Phillips
Andy Punch
Norman & Vernice Punch
David & Deborah Rice
Gail Ritchey
Norman & Sue Ritter
Paul & Cathy Rizzo
Judith Robertson
Clarice Robinson
Jim & Mary Rita Rossetti
Sherri Shepard, in honor of Ellen Wentz
Lin & Beverly Shivers
Connie Smith
Dan & Mazie Smith
N. Joy Smith, in memory of Paul Heidepriem
Gattis & Judy Smith
Charles Snavely
Mr. & Mrs. W. H. Stanley
Rush & Nancy Studinski
Darrell & Nancy Tarnow
Stephen & Susan Terry
Martha Lynn & Felix Thompson
Margaret Tiano
William Todd
David & Sally Traylor
Mr. & Mrs. Dean Tryon
Denny Turner, in memory of Linda Turner
Julie Vaquilar
Frances Vaughan
Ann Lowe Vodicka
Suzanne Ward
Wendy Weidman
Floyd Welton
Laura T. Whatley
Brian & Aimee White
Larry Wikoff
Byron & Emily Williams
Dennis & Rosemary Winton, in honor of Corey Winton
Corey & Christy Winton
Nancy Ann Wise, in honor of Susan Zerbe - friend,
mentor, bell director

John & Kathryn Yosai

The Building Campaign closed on December 31, 2011.