IT’S ELEMENTARY TO AIKEN

The Fermata Foundation is a 501c3 corporation dedicated to the historical and architectural preservation of the last standing public building of the Fermata School for Girls. While the Fermata Club, established in the 1950s, carries on several of the activities the school offered, the historical significance of the school is currently uncelebrated and its last remaining public building underutilized due to its deteriorating condition.

 

The Fermata Foundation seeks to raise $1 million for all building improvements by 2022 with renovations beginning immediately. Upon completion, rental fees for building usage will be used to maintain improvements. Everyone is invited to roll up their sleeves and sharpen their pencils! By sponsoring the Fermata Foundation, you can help restore this historic school gymnasium into a true city gem. 

MISSION

To restore and maintain the only remaining public structure of the original Fermata – a School for Girls (1919-1941) for the community and to educate the public on its historical and architectural value