Capital campaign exceeds $4-million; DeSeta Hall dedicated and ribbon-cutting ceremony

More than 250 people have given a combined $4.3-million to Farragut’s capital campaign. The new multipurpose creative and performing arts facility, DeSeta Hall, was dedicated on Friday, Oct. 18 during Alumni Homecoming Weekend.

Capital campaign results already are impressive:

  • construction of the new multipurpose creative and performing arts building, DeSeta Hall (which has a multi-purpose auditorium, art classroom, band classroom, drama/music classroom, much- needed storage, and new admissions and administrative offices);
  • widening of the circular drive in front of Farragut Hall;
  • improved campus lighting along the southern side of the campus; and
  • significantly increased campus parking.

More than half the donations were for $1,000 or less, and about $1.2-million came in during the so-called quiet phase. Once publicly launched, the support grew exponentially. The campaign — scheduled to end on Dec. 31, 2019 — has raised at least $3.1 million since the formal announcement.

To donate click here as there is still time to be a part of this historic effort. There are a few naming opportunities remaining including the auditorium. 

DeSeta Hall dedicated

Admiral Farragut Academy dedicated its new multipurpose creative and performing arts facility, DeSeta Hall, on Friday, Oct. 18 during Alumni Homecoming Weekend.

“This multimillion-dollar state-of-the-art multi-use facility is one more piece in the master plan to enhance the 40-acre campus,” said Art Musicaro ‘73, Vice Chairman of Farragaut’s Board of Directors.

DeSeta Hall is named after Farragut alumnus Ed DeSeta ‘67 and his family for their generous giving to the school. The dedication for the new 500-seat home of Farragut’s creative and performing arts follows a successful three-year, $4.3-million capital campaign.

“In this splendid facility, Farragut students will demonstrate the dedication, pride, leadership, and many talents that are the hallmarks for Admiral Farragut Academy,” said Headmaster Bob Fine.

In addition to enhancing Farragut student life, the facility is open to the community for weddings, meetings, dinners, and other events.