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Support the 2020 Annual Fund

Dear Friends,

As the year draws to a close and we conclude 2020, please consider including The Landmark Society of Western New York in your annual giving.

This year’s Annual Fund is incredibly important. The pandemic has meant an alarming loss of program, event, and tour revenues. Your support for this year’s Annual Fund will be tremendously helpful in allowing the organization to offset some of these large revenue losses.

Despite the obvious challenges this year brought, The Landmark Society was able to convincingly fulfill our organization’s mission. Some of our successes this year include:

  • Led efforts to create new National Register of Historic Places districts, including the Park Avenue Historic District, the Third Ward Historic District, and new districts in Naples and Avon.
  • Completed a major feasibility study, funded by the 1772 Foundation, as a precursor to a new Preservation Revolving Loan Fund.
  • Our Five to Revive committee unveiled a new list of properties in need. Former listings made dramatic progress, including the transformation of historic Holley High School by Home Leasing, a project to provide affordable housing to seniors and veterans. Additional success stories include the J. Foster Warner-designed Wollensack Optical Building, the Huntington Building in Seneca Falls, Geneva’s Parrott Hall and the Cattaraugus County Memorial and Historical Building in Little Valley.
  • Progress continued with the rehabilitation of Warner Castle, our new headquarters located in Highland Park, with the project being approximately 90% complete.
  • After postponing our June House & Garden Tour, we created a virtual video tour of seven homes for the 50th Annual House & Garden Tour – to rave reviews. Thanks to our sponsors and homeowners, the tour was both accessible and personal, and the tour was viewed by people from all over the United States.
  • With our statewide preservation partners, The Landmark Society facilitated and administered the New York Statewide Preservation Conference, with almost 500 attendees.

Please visit our website to support The Landmark Society’s Annual Fund to ensure that the work of preservation continues to leverage our unique and irreplaceable heritage to advance, uplift, and inspire our region’s cultural and economic future.

Sincerely,

Wayne Goodman
Executive Director

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The Landmark Society of Western New York is supported, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

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