Compass Rose Academy (CRA) held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, August 26th at 10:00am to celebrate the completion of their new MKS Pavilion. The pavilion was generously donated by Michael Kinder & Sons (MKS), who has partnered with CRA to build their new campus, which opened in 2021. Speakers included Ron Evans, President and CEO of Compass Rose Academy, Mike Haarer, Vice President and Executive Director of Compass Rose Academy, and Doug Kinder, President of Michael Kinder & Sons.

“The MKS Pavilion provides a beautiful outdoor space for students, staff, and families to gather and enjoy a variety of meals and activities throughout the spring, summer, and fall,” said Haarer. “Our campus is so blessed to have this and other outdoor spaces that provide the opportunity for connection, healing, and fun, all while taking in the beauty of nature.” 

“In our business, I look at things as more than just buildings. What’s going to happen inside this pavilion we are passing on to you, from the young ladies to the families to the staff, is going to make a difference in peoples’ lives,” said Kinder.

CRA is looking forward to using this space at their upcoming alumni reunion, where they will also celebrate their 10th anniversary.