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The Gables Selected for AmFund Golden Pear Grant

The American Fundraising Foundation (AmFund) has announced 40 Golden Pear Grant recipients as part of its expanded support for qualified nonprofit organizations throughout the nation. Over 2,100 organizations applied for these additional funding opportunity grants due to the adverse impact of the pandemic on their fundraising abilities. This is the third wave of grants awarded by AmFund bringing the total donation of unrestricted funds to over $210,000 ranging in amounts from $500 to $10,000.

The House of Seven Gables Settlement Association was among the organizations selected for an unrestricted grant in the amount of $1,000. 

“We are pleased to present The House of Seven Gables Settlement Association with a Golden Pear Grant. Their application was very compelling, and the work they are doing is very important in the preservation of our diverse and collective American history,” said Deborah Marshall, Chief Operating Officer of the American Fundraising Foundation. “We are grateful for all they are doing to make a difference. The Golden Pear is part of our logo and symbolizes good health, prosperity, longevity and future happiness – all the things we hope for them and the many organizations that impact lives daily.”

We are honored to accept these funds from the American Fundraising Foundation. These unrestricted funds will go to great use in furthering The Gables’ mission to be “a welcoming, thriving, historic site and community resource that engages people of all backgrounds in our inclusive American story”. We walk in the footsteps of our founder, Caroline Emmerton, and strive to continue her work to sustain our Settlement programs for our local immigrant communities as well as preserve our designation as a National Historic Landmark and care for our buildings, collections, and gardens. The work AmFund does to support non-profits is critical and we are sincerely grateful to be included among other important organizations.

About the American Fundraising Foundation

Each year, the American Fundraising Foundation (AmFund) carefully chooses organizations to support through sponsorship of events, unrestricted grant distribution, virtual silent auctions, and other programs to raise much-needed unrestricted funds for the important mission of those select organizations.

AmFund was recognized in 2020 by Nonprofit PRO as Fundraiser of the Year. It is also recognized with the GuideStar Platinum Seal of Transparency and since 1999 has distributed more than $42 million for worthy causes. Its signature silent auctions featuring once-in-a-lifetime trips and experiences, that are good for three years with no blackout dates, are presented at organizations’ special events – drawing admiration, praise and excitement as the entire process elevates the event in the eyes of patrons, board members and the community. AmFund also recently introduced its VIP Auction platform, a virtual silent auction that is becoming the “go-to” fundraising option for nonprofits.

Leveraging more than two decades of fundraising experience, AmFund also provides expert training on a wide variety of topics and offers subject matter expertise through its Speaker’s Bureau for groups ranging in size from 12 to 500.

Date: February 7, 2022

Author: Julia Wacker


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