The Community House has launched its first major fundraising effort, the “Our Unity Capital Campaign” with a dedicated website, www.ourcommunityhouse.com.
Donations can be made on the website, which showed the organization as meeting 29 percent of its goal as of Monday afternoon.
The Community House was established 88 years ago to “house organizations whose operations do not benefit any private stakeholder or individual.” There are now more than 70 non-profit and service organizations operating under the Community House umbrella.
"It is our responsibility to keep the Community House intact for future generations to
appreciate and enjoy,” said George Schulmann, Board President. "Great things
happen here and our mission is to make sure that continues. A few years back, our
main revenue streams, rental income and donations, were compromised. We
renovated the ballroom to generate enough income to cover operating expenses and it
worked. Our permanent maintenance fund; however, has dropped dramatically and
since we don’t receive any funding from local, state or federal government, we are now
asking for the community’s support.”
The committee is co-chaired by Kevin Kutcher and Will Merriken, with committee members Ann Baiada, Cary Brown and Gina Zegel.
“The goal was set based on identified needs,” Merriken said. “The objectives of the campaign are to complete critical capital improvements, pay down the mortgage and replenish the permanent maintenance fund so we can continue creating memories and supporting the organizations who focus on giving back."
“We are encouraged by the support we have received so far and hope that this campaign educates everyone about how much good happens here so we can reach our goal and assure the future,” Kutcher said.