“Central High School in Philadelphia, the oldest continuously operating public high school in the country, has announced gifts totaling $19 million for the construction of a performing arts center.

To be connected to the existing building via a transparent bridge, the two-story center will feature state-of-the-art labs and facilities for individual, ensemble, and choral music lessons; a four-hundred seat performance hall; and a modern lobby decorated with student art and photography. Gifts in support of the project include $10 million from Entercom founder and CHS alumnus Joe Field and $8.1 million in commitments from the School District of Philadelphia.” Read more.