If you see me wandering around the building looking completely spaced out, it is due to the fact that I have been doing little else but writing grant proposals and letters of inquiry to a plethora of foundations and grantmaking organizations. All of these grants are written to raise funds for the current building and its restoration. Hopefully the hard work of the Grants Committee (Chairperson Gloria Primm Brown, Diane Gaites, Tippy Ameres, and myself). We hope to receive grant money for the restoration of the stained glass panel in the rotunda, the dome, the exterior roof, the windows, and all of the masonry which desperately needs re-pointing. Additionally, we want to restore the furniture that is original to the 1910 library.
If you have any connections with grantmakers or foundations, they’d sure be appreciated! And now I’m off to wander around vacantly for a minute or so before getting back to my grants 😉