The Gregg Museum of Art & Design is pleased to announce the acquisition of another important partner in its $9.6 million building campaign. On February 2, 2015, the Wake County Board of Commissioners unanimously agreed to award $650,000 in funding toward the museum project, which includes the renovation of the historic chancellor’s residence and a new 15,000 sq. foot addition. The Wake County grant is funded through the Major Facilities Capital Project Fund, with monies provided by hotel and restaurant taxes collected in the county.
This grant, along with generous support provided by NC State students and university funds, private donors, and the City of Raleigh, will allow the project to move forward with a public groundbreaking to take place April 14, 2015 at 3 pm at the site of the new Gregg Museum — 1903 Hillsborough Street.
“After nearly four years of fundraising, it is thrilling to see this project come to fruition, and to see partners from both the public and private sector come together to make this wonderful project a reality for NC State and the community at large,” explains Nicole Peterson, Executive Director of Development for Academic & Student Affairs.