Challenge Grant Deadline June 30: Please Contribute Now
June 16, 2010
Six weeks ago, PHLF and two of its members pledged $37,500 for an all-or-nothing challenge grant to jump-start our Historic Religious Properties Program that provides matching grants and technical assistance to architecturally significant historic religious properties in Allegheny County who need to undertake critical building repairs.
The challenge grant is contingent on members and friends matching that amount by June 30. This is a terrific opportunity to do as much as we can to build support for our historic religious properties program. We’ve made good progress so far and encourage you to contribute, if you have not yet done so.
To contribute by credit card, use the Targeted Donation Today option on our home page at www.phlf.org, 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 and encourage those who have not yet done so to contribute in the next 15 days. If we can 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 matching grants and technical assistance so architecturally significant historic religious properties in Allegheny County can restore stained glass, repair leaking roofs, and re-point masonry, among other restoration work.
Remember, PHLF is the only nonprofit organization in Allegheny County that helps historic religious properties restore the significant places serving as centers of worship and providing social and cultural services to many people. Your gift will help us continue this valuable program of financial and technical assistance.
We thank you for doing your part during this challenge grant campaign. In July, we will send you news of the campaign results. Your ongoing support helps us protect the places that make Pittsburgh home.