Thursday, December 17, 2015

DC Preservation League solicits your year-end donations

From: Rebecca Miller [] On Behalf Of Rebecca Miller
Sent: Thursday, December 17, 2015 7:13 PM
What Building Matters To You??


Seasons Greetings!

The DC Preservation League was founded in 1971 as Don’t Tear It Down! to save the Old Post Office on Pennsylvania Avenue. Can you imagine Washington’s skyline without its recognizable clock tower? How would the nation’s capital look without its historic squares, circles, rowhouse neighborhoods or its vibrant and historic downtown? Whether you are a native Washingtonian, a long-time resident, or a new arrival, I am sure you appreciate the city’s character and want to preserve its historic resources, while allowing the city to continue to flourish.

Through the work of DCPL’s professional staff and dedicated volunteers, the organization has been the lead advocate for the balance necessary to ensure that preservation interests are met while encouraging the city’s growth. I hope that you see the value DCPL offers and choose to support us financially with an end-of-year gift or by becoming a member. It’s through the financial support of individuals like you that we are able to help guide the character of Washington as a vital place to live, work, and visit.

Preservation has proven to be a significant economic driver in the nation’s capital, and your support would enable our efforts to protect the city’s irreplaceable historic and cultural resources to continue. In 2015, DCPL researched and prepared documentation on six properties including Howard Divinity School, Railway Express Building, and Emory United Methodist Church to be nominated to as DC Landmarks. Also, DCPL reviewed projects at St. Elizabeths, the Old Naval Observatory, and other major development projects in commercial areas across the city. We were pleased to provide more than $100,000 in funding from the Preservation Initiatives Grant Fund to individuals and nonprofit groups to support local preservation efforts. In addition, DCPL staff continued to provide technical assistance to community groups interested in protecting their neighborhoods.

All funds raised from this appeal support DCPL’s advocacy and education work and will enable us to continue representing the voice of historic preservation in the District of Columbia.


Thank you in advance for your support and best wishes for a wonderful and happy holiday season.

Most sincerely,

Rebecca Miller
Executive Director

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Our mailing address is:
DC Preservation League
1221 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 5A
Washington, DC 20036


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