The past few weeks have been great for Historic Seattle’s 2016 advocacy efforts, with our generous supporters helping us exceed our $12,000 goal to fund this work. This campaign had many parts, including our spring mailing, GiveBIG, and a matching challenge from our Executive Director Kji Kelly, who was inspired by our donors’ resilience when technology failed us all on GiveBIG day. With the Seattle Foundation’s stretch funds, we’re thrilled to announce we will reach $21,000!
Nearly 120 of you came together to make this possible, and we are grateful for your support and belief in the importance of advocacy. Preservation is a team effort, one that is only possible when we all work together to protect our city’s built heritage.
Our three-pronged mission is an expression of that belief. We educate the public to promote a deeper understanding of the built environment and appreciation for preservation. We preserve our sense of community by acquiring, restoring, and reusing historic properties. And finally, we advocate for protecting buildings all around our region by connecting people and policy.
Advocacy efforts often occur behind the scenes, radiating far beyond our office to impact all of Seattle. Thank you for embracing this important work. Our loyal supporters have enabled us to do even more this year to fight for places that matter. We look forward to sharing our progress and successes on the preservation challenges ahead.
Photo: I Heart This Place chalkboard project