Rising to the Challenge

school-group-1-lowresIn 2014, the National Endowment for the Humanities awarded the Thomas Cole National Historic Site a Challenge Grant for $300,000 that must be matched with $900,000 within five years, resulting in a $1.2 million endowment that will fund our educational programming in perpetuity. We are happy to announce that the Cole site has met the challenge for both 2015 and 2016, and the total amount raised has just passed the milestone of $500,000! Our challenge between now and July 31, 2017 is the highest hurdle of the entire challenge: $300,000 must be raised in order to receive an additional $100,000 from the NEH. We invite you to be a part of this historic campaign to create a permanently restricted fund that will support exhibitions, lectures, performances, school visits and community programs.

Use the button above, or you may mail a check to the Thomas Cole Historic House, PO Box 426, Catskill, NY 12414. Thank you!

Our sincere thanks to the individuals and foundations below who have helped us so far:

Peter Bakal

Dr. Richard & Jean Bassin

Matthew & Phoebe Bender

Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation

Stephen & Jacqueline Dunn

Barbara Ettinger & Sven Huseby

David & Mimi Forer

Michel Goldberg & Frances Spark

Pamela Graf

Kevin Grant & Valerie Kinkade

Millicent LeCount

Jay Lesenger & Hudson Talbott

Lisa Fox Martin

Nina Matis & Alan Gosule

Johnnie Moore & Ashton Hawkins

Jane W. Nuhn Charitable Trust

Alfred & Betsy Scott

Maynard & Kay Toll

Willow Springs Charitable Trust Foundation


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