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2015 Annual Fund Campaign
Dear Friend of Mount Hope Farm:
As autumn approaches, Mount Hope Farm celebrates its progress and asks for your continued support of our ongoing efforts to preserve and protect its history and landscape.
The past year has seen the completion of extensive restoration on both the Governor Bradford House and the historic Cove Cabin. Grants funded much of this critical work but it would not have been completed without the generosity of our donors, members and trustees. Work is underway to renovate the Farm’s garage to new administrative office space, gracefully allowing for much needed work space while maintaining the integrity of our existing buildings and footprint. Additional effort is focused on raising funds for the restoration of the Haffenreffer Playhouse as well as dedicated educational space for expanding our children’s and Hands4Hope internship programs. Significant excitement and work has been given to our new partnership with Brown University, as Mount Hope Farm was named property manager and steward of the buildings, grounds and Native American historic sites on the adjacent Haffenreffer Grant Property.
Building a diverse and engaged community at Mount Hope Farm is a priority. In the coming year we will continue to offer educational programs such as our October Sunday walks and Farmfest, an annual farm-wide celebration of our history and landscape, happening this year on Sunday, October 31st. Our Saturday Mount Hope Farmers Market will continue to operate year-round and offer access to locally grown food stuffs as well as cultural programs to engage new audiences. Our 4H Clubs for kids ages 5-18 are at capacity and we now seek to expand them to include special workshops on theater, cooking and nutrition, and more. And our new alliance with Brown University will foster our ability to develop comprehensive Native American history programming for all ages to learn, remember and share.
As stewards of this national historic site, we are tasked with the preservation of our buildings and protection of 127 acres of open space. We have not accomplished this alone. It is you, our friends and supporters, who have ensured our success. We need your help to maintain our momentum and keep our progress on track. An Annual Fund gift is a gift above and beyond membership. Your gift is tax deductible and provides the Farm with critical unrestricted funds aimed at building capacity, improving our systems and developing new programs.
James Cash Penney wrote, “Growth is never by mere chance; it is the result of forces working together.” Let us continue to share our strength and vision with confidence that we can and will achieve more.
Thank you for your contribution to Mount Hope Farm’s 2015 Annual Appeal.
Jennifer A. Bristol, Executive Director
Phil Fitting, Development Co-Chair
Lee Traibman, Development Co-Chair
The Tink Fund
Named after our beloved baby Nigerian Dwarf goat, Tinkerbell, donations to the “Tink Fund” go directly to support veterinary care of the animals at Mount Hope Farm. If you would like to donate to the Tink Fund, please use the PayPal link below:
Tink Fund Donation