Grant Doubles Historic Religious Property Total
Contributions Welcome Through December
“We are most grateful to the Katherine Mabis McKenna Foundation for awarding a $10,000 grant to support PHLF’s Historic Religious Property Program,” said HRP Chair George Dorman. “The Foundation has been a strong supporter of our HRP program for many years, and, as a result, we have been able to consistently provide matching grants and technical assistance to more than 100 historic worship sites in Allegheny County that are centers of art, culture, and community.”
He added, “The McKenna Foundation gift is a wonderful boost for our 2011 Historic Religious Properties fundraising campaign. Many, many thanks from PHLF, its HRP Committee, and especially from the worship sites that will benefit from this generous contribution!”
This generous grant, combined with gifts from 85 PHLF members and friends, brings our fundraising total in 2011 to $21,595. Our goal is to raise at least $50,000 this year so we can offer another round of matching grants in 2012 and begin building a $2.5 million endowment to generate $100,000 in annual income to underwrite our HRP program.
“We have four months to achieve our goal,” said Jack Miller, Director of Gift Planning, “and know that many congregations are counting on our success. They are beginning to prepare proposals to submit to our Historic Religious Properties Committee for consideration in January 2012.”
Please add your gift by clicking here and by directing your tax-deductible contribution to “Historic Religious Properties.” The success of our 2011 Annual Appeal will determine how many grants we will be able to award in 2012 to support critical restoration efforts at various historic religious properties in Allegheny County.