In just over two years after receiving a Jeffris Family Foundation Challenge Grant, Steeple Square is pleased to announce it has achieved grant fundraising match requirements and will formally receive funding support for the steeple restoration, which is currently underway.
The $600,000 capital campaign challenge grant from the Jeffris Family Foundation required Steeple Square to raise a 2:1 match for the steeple project in the amount of $1.2 million. Thanks to innovative vision and strong local support, Steeple Square was able to achieve the match well ahead of schedule.
Thomas Jeffris, president of the Jeffris Family Foundation, said they have been following the Steeple Square project with great positivity. Steeple Square board president, Jack McCullough, noted that building a relationship with the Jeffris Family Foundation was an early catalyst for project and fundraising planning. The announcement comes during an exciting phase of Steeple Square’s restoration work. Scaffolding is currently surrounding the steeple at a height of 210 feet at 15th and White streets.
The board of directors believes support from Jeffris, coupled with significant investment from the community, contributes to so much more than simply historic rehabilitation.
Steeple restoration is expected to be complete by late fall.