Year-End Appeal 2017

Thank you for helping us to raise over $23,500 in our Year-End Appeal! Donations still being taken to meet our reach goal of $25,000.

2017 Year-End Appeal Graphic

Click here to see what we accomplished in 2017.

What a year!  Chestnut Hill’s only organization dedicated to the protection of architecture, open space, and community history celebrated our 50th Anniversary in 2017.  But we didn’t just celebrate how far we’ve come.  We’re focused on how much more there is yet to do.

In 2017, the Chestnut Hill Conservancy’s 50 years of balancing informed preservation and conservation with growth and development were recognized with awards and commendations by The City of Philadelphia, The Philadelphia Preservation Alliance, Preservation Pennsylvania, the Land Trust Accreditation Commission, and the William Penn Foundation.

But the real winner is you!  Thanks to your support, the Conservancy has been able to celebrate our 50th Anniversary by offering more programs to the community that support our three focus areas: preserving Chestnut Hill’s significant architecture, conserving open space in the Wissahickon Watershed, and maintaining the Archives, which include over 20,000 photographs, drawings and documents illustrating over 200 years of social history in one of the country’s most unique suburbs.

None of this would have been possible without you!  Without your generous contributions, the Visionaries fruitful discussions about our past and future development might not have taken place; an extraordinary example of the work of Mitchell / Giurgola might have been erased; relationships between like-minded preservation and conservation groups might never have been forged; and precious memories of The Avenue then might have been forgotten.

Now at year’s end, we must raise $24,000 for the lean budget that fuels this community work. Your contribution will enable us to continue to offer programs to you and to your neighbors that will celebrate the architecture, history, and open spaces in our green, urban village for the next 50 years!

Thank you for keeping the Chestnut Hill Conservancy in your thoughts as you consider your year-end giving.

If the Conservancy is not standing on sound financial footing, supported with sufficient resources, this work is easily compromised. We have learned that historic architecture can be bulldozed and landscape cut down literally overnight. Open space ­is vulnerable to poorly planned development. It is the mission of the Conservancy to ensure that the Chestnut Hill area remains architecturally and environmentally magnificent.

Please consider a tax-deductible gift to our Year-End Appeal at whatever level inspires you! Click the button to donate online.

With much gratitude,

Eileen Javers, President
Lori Salganicoff, Executive Director