Great Hearts Academies is one of the largest and highly regarded nonprofit charter school networks in the United States, with 28 academies across Arizona and Texas serving 14,000 students. In early 2011, Trivium Preparatory Academy (7-12) and Archway Trivium (K-6) opened in Goodyear. Within two years it became clear that enrollment would soon outpace capacity. A new campus was approved on nearby property on Bullard Avenue, and major construction began in late 2014.
To be fully outfitted, the new campus still needed $1 million in athletic facilities, field lights and bleachers, classroom and library amenities, stage lights and audio systems. With a long history of work with Great Hearts going back to 2006, Powers Young & Company was called in to conduct a short campaign to secure the necessary funding and establish an ongoing culture of philanthropy. The successful effort concluded in June 2015 in time to celebrate Trivium’s inaugural school year in the new and complete campus.