Roycroft Campus Within Reach of $1.3M Goal
Corporate and Individual Supporters Turning Vision Into Reality for
EAST AURORA, NY -- (Marketwired) -- 07/01/14 -- The Roycroft Campus,
where the American Arts and Crafts Movement was founded, is following
through on its mission to restore and revive the Campus. A capital
campaign to raise $1.3 million for the purchase of a major Campus
building, the Print Shop, has secured $767,000. The building will
provide space for working artisans, craftsmen and an operational
printing center. The Margaret L. Wendt Foundation and The John R.
Oishei Foundation have each awarded grants of $250,000 for the
purchase of the historic Print Shop.
Moog Inc. is donating $100,000 toward the capital campaign. Howard
Zemsky has committed $50,000, and LPCiminelli has pledged $25,000.
The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo has awarded a $15,000
grant and Mentholatum Company, as part of its 125-year anniversary
celebration, is donating $10,000. The remainder raised to date
includes support from individuals and the New York State Council on
the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York
At the reborn Print Shop guests will see the original Roycroft
presses in operation with the option to set type, print and
illuminate a printed work. Guests will also interact with artists in
residence, attend a class or lecture, tour the Campus and more.
Roycroft Renaissance Artisan Jim Cordes of Floyd East - Furniture for
Life will move his workshop to the Campus as early as July.
"We hope to raise the remainder of the $1.3 million within the next
three months, so that the Print Shop can be purchased this fall,"
said Curt Maranto, executive director at the Roycroft Campus. "We
believe the community will gather together to help preserve this
American treasure and support the rebirth of the Campus."
To make a donation in support of the campaign, you may do so on-line
at http://www.roycroftcampuscorporation.com/donatenow.html or by
contacting Tricia Furnari, Development Director for the Roycroft
Campus, at (716) 655-0261 ext. 107.
The Roycroft Campus Corporation is a not for profit 501 (c) 3
organization formed to preserve and promote the ideals, traditions,
architectural legacy and business skills of Elbert Hubbard and the
Roycrofters through the acquisition and restoration of the Roycroft
Campus buildings and grounds for the purpose of recreating the Arts
and Crafts movement experience.
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