Naming Rights Program
Several areas of the District properties have become 'named entities' as part of the overall plan to fund several initiatives through the Educational Fund. The funds donated to secure those naming rights are tightly held in perpetual endowments, while their earnings from investment are used to fund various educational initiatives for our students. In some cases, donors have specified how those funds are to be used. In other cases, the proceeds can be used in a manner consistent with the district’s needs at that point in time.
One such named area is the Rohrbaugh Family Auditorium in the Spring Grove Area High School. Named in honor of Douglas Rohrbaugh, a 1966 graduate of the high school and a partner in the architectural firm who designed the high school. Rohrbaugh and his family were both pleased and surprised by the naming opportunity, as their ties with the school district and the performing arts, in particular, are longstanding.
Proceeds from the endowment on this named area are designated for arts education in the district.
Photo: The Rohrbaugh Family is shown at the 2008 dedication of the new Spring Grove Area High School, where they were surprised with a gift from Crabtree, Rohrbaugh & Associates, to name the Rohrbaugh Family Auditorium.