48 More Days to Reach Challenge Grant Goal of $37,500
May 12, 2010
We are making good progress but need your help to reach our goal of raising $37,500 by June 30 in support of our Historic Religious Properties (HRP) program. To contribute by credit card use the Targeted Donation Today option on the left hand side of this page, or call Mary Lu Denny (412-471-5808, ext. 527) to process your gift, or mail a check payable to “PHLF” and referenced “HRP” (100 W. Station Square Drive, Suite 450, Pittsburgh, PA 15219).
We thank the many members and friends who have already contributed. Once we raise $37,500 then two PHLF members will contribute a $25,000 match and PHLF will contribute a $12,500 match. Those contributions, combined with year-end gifts from 2009, will make it possible for PHLF to offer another round of grants and technical assistance to architecturally significant historic religious properties in Allegheny County who need to undertake critical building repairs.
PHLF is the only organization in Allegheny County that commits resources to help historic religious properties restore the significant places serving as centers of worship, while also providing social and cultural services to many people. Our grants have helped congregations repoint masonry, restore stained glass windows, and repair roofs, gutters, steeples, towers, domes, and steps.
This program has tremendous impact and community benefit. Over the years grant recipients have said:
- “We thank PHLF and its Historic Religious Properties Program for the emotional support, the training made available, encouragement, and the financial grant support.”
- “Thanks so much for the help PHLF has provided. Relief from the structural building problems has provided a greater peace of mind and allowed our attention to be more concentrated on people.”
- “Thanks to PHLF a valuable community asset has been able to maintain its property and continue its outreach to those in need of services in a viable building.”
- “Without your matching grant we could not have accomplished the building repairs.”
- “After 10 years of an uphill struggle, PHLF’s grant was a much needed boost.”
- “Your grant will help us to protect the integrity of the structure so that we may continue to serve our community for years to come.”
People making a gift of $1,000 or more before June 10 will be invited as our guest to our June 23 Heritage Society reception and recognition dinner at Oakmont Country Club, honoring Carol Semple Thompson, storied amateur golfer and 2010 USGA Women’s Open General Chairman. The June 23 event will include a tour of the clubhouse, dinner, and the opportunity to meet Carol Semple Thompson.
This challenge grant opportunity is taking the place of PHLF’s typical year-end solicitation, so now is the time to give in 2010! Help us meet our goal of raising $37,500 by June 30.