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Meeting the Challenge from the National Endowment for the Humanities:

The New Endowment for Programming

We are honored to announce that the National Endowment for the Humanities has awarded the Thomas Cole National Historic Site a Challenge Grant for $300,000 that must be matched with $900,000 within the next four years, resulting in a $1.2 million endowment that will be specifically for educational programming at the Thomas Cole site. The new endowment complements our existing endowment – currently valued at approximately $1.1 million – which was created through a bequest in 2009 that is restricted for maintenance of the buildings and grounds. The new endowment for programming comes at a key moment in this organization’s development, as we will soon open the “New Studio”, a building that will enable the historic site to greatly expand its educational and programmatic offerings. Each year on July 31st from 2015 through 2018, the Thomas Cole site faces a deadline to raise a portion of the overall match. We invite you to be a part of this historic campaign to create a permanently restricted fund that will support exhibitions, lectures, performances, school visits and community programs for all.