Changes at HFFI
In the last newsletter, we wrote about HFFIâ€™s financial situation and the likelihood of upcoming changes. Below is an update on our operations.
Recently, HFFIâ€™s Executive Director, Sean Maroney, has decided to resign and move on to other opportunities. We are sorry to see him leaveâ€”his talents, skills, and personality
will be greatly missed. Sean will be finishing up his time with HFFI at the end of May and as of June 1st, we will begin to operate without an Executive Director. Currently there is no immediate plan to fill the position until we are more financially stable.
HFFI is still dedicated
to our core mission of working to preserve Fredericksburgâ€™s history and its historic landscape. Our Easement Program and Candlelight Tour will continue, as well as our many other programs, such as the Marker Program, which will continue to serve the local community.
Now more than ever, HFFI will need the financial support and physical assistance of volunteers such as you. If you are interested in donating your time to HFFI through research, administrative assistance, event support, or the archival departments, we would love to have you! Please call or email for more information. 540-371-4504, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Community Giveâ€”A Success!!
On Tuesday, May 5th, the Community Give raised more than $800,000 for area nonprofits
! What an amazing accomplishment and testament to the generosity of our regionâ€™s residents!
This year, HFFI more than doubled the funds it raised in 2014. The total donations received through the Community Give for HFFI was $2,725
! This is in addition to the recent donations from supporters in response to the Board of Directorsâ€™ letter. We are very thankful to everyone that believes in and supports HFFI and its mission.
If you missed the chance to donate at the Community Give but would like to support HFFI, please consider sending a check or donating online through Paypal
on our website. Learn more on our website
and click the yellow â€œDonateâ€ button in the upper right area of the home page.
Historic Elmhurst Home Tour
This past Saturday, May 16th, was the HFFI Spring Home Tour
for HFFI Members, and what a beautiful day it was! It was warm, but the shade provided by Elmhurstâ€™s delightful front porch made it more than enjoyable. Guests learned the history of the home and surrounding property, as well as taking a tour of the building to learn about its architecture, contents, and the painstaking renovations done by the homeowners.
HFFI would like to send a huge thank you
to the homeowners, Jim and Susan Pates, for their generosity in allowing HFFI to use their home for the HFFI Spring Home Tour. Their dedication to preservation in Fredericksburg is evident by their tireless efforts on city boards and personally. Elmhurst sparkled for the tour and was decorated meticulously, including spectacular flower arrangements throughout the home. A special thank you
as well to all of the volunteers who helped make the day a success. Tour guides, decorators, and hosts made the day a memorable one for everyone.
If you missed the tour and want to learn more about the Italianate home and view a slideshow of images, read The Washington Pos
t article here
. Or if detailed historical information is more your thing, the National Register nomination prepared by Dovetail Cultural Resource Group
in 2008 can be found here
Make sure to keep your HFFI membership up to date so you donâ€™t miss great Members-only events like this!