Eleanor's Ideals in Our Time
News from the Executive Director
It's almost summer at Val-Kill - the place Eleanor Roosevelt most loved to be in the world!
Your support means so much to us and allows us to bring Eleanor's story to new audiences and to continue our work to reanimate Val-Kill as a vehicle through which ER and her causes can be brought to life.
Val-Kill visits continue to surge with a 27% increase in 2015 on top of a 38% increase in 2014! The Partnership's work has had an incredible impact in drawing these crowds and has been integral to strengthening the visitor's experience. Thanks to projects such as the milestone permanent exhibit: Eleanor Roosevelt and Val-Kill: Emergence of a Political Leader with lead sponsors Lia and Bill Poorvu, and additional sponsorships by Claudine & Fred Bacher, the Muriel F. Siebert Foundation and Carol & Howard Hillman, visitors come away with a deeper understanding of Eleanor Roosevelt as a fierce organizer who took risks and built connections to achieve social justice for all peoples.
To date, the Partnership has raised more than $2 million in direct benefits to Val-Kill and is recognized by the National Park Foundation as one of the leading charitable partners to the National Park Service.
And there is more to come! Currently we have four new restoration projects underway! In addition, there are new collaborations and pilot programs that will reach millions of young people with Eleanor Roosevelt's inspiring story as a leader in the fight for universal human rights. The Partnership has just entered year two of an exciting new strategic vision developed with help from the New York Council on Nonprofits.
Your support is vital to our work and makes all the difference in our ability to develop programs and exhibits that tell the story of Eleanor Roosevelt's uncommon courage and relevance for new generations. Thanks to a one-to-one challenge grant from Claudine and Fred Bacher, between now and our fiscal year end June 30th all gift will be doubled! We rely on support to help bring these important projects forward. Please give generously.
There truly is no other place in the world like Val-Kill!
The Eleanor Roosevelt Val-Kill Partnership
(845) 229--9115 x2037