Endangered Properties Revolving Fund

Donate today to help us protect endangered properties!  We are $200,000 away from our goal!

The goal of the Endangered Properties Revolving Fund is to secure endangered properties, stabilize them, and then market them to a conservation buyer who will agree to rehab the building to certain standards.   This model is used by the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation, Historic Savannah, Historic Augusta, and other non-profits utilizing revolving funds.

WHAT IS A REVOLVING FUND AND HOW DID THE CONSERVANCY GET HERE?
A revolving fund is a financing tool used traditionally in historic preservation projects.  In Morgan County’s case, the Endangered Properties Revolving Fund is uniquely designed to protect historic structures AND openspace. Once capitalized, the fund will be used to acquire properties (one property at a time) that include both historic structures and undeveloped land through donation, purchase, or option agreements, then market/sell those properties to conservation buyers, and then reinvest the proceeds back into the revolving fund for the next project.

Thanks to a $500,000 matching grant from the  Watson-Brown Foundation, over $260,000 donated by Conservancy members and friends, and a $250,000 grant from  The 1772 Foundation, we are well on our way to reaching our goal of having a $1,250,000 Endangered Properties Revolving Fund.

Because the capital in this fund revolves from project to project, this Endangered Properties Revolving Fund will not only protect farms, forests, and front porches for this generation, it will be a tool that future generations can use to sustain their Morgan County.

To learn more about this Endangered Properties Revolving Fund, read the feasibility study here.

If you would like to know more about the Endangered Properties Revolving Fund or support our efforts in developing this fund, please contact us.

WE THANK THE FOLLOWING DONORS FOR MAKING THIS PROGRAM A REALITY:

2017 Donors

Janet & Bob Beauchamp
Mr. & Mrs. Charles T. Cathey, Jr.
Tony Clark
Miryn & Kyle Davidson
Mr. & Mrs. Lane Dennard
Flossie & David Dodge
Alice Kohn & Arthur H. Domby
Christy & Von Friesen
Karen & Mike Garrett
Mr. & Mrs. Bruce Gilbert
Mrs. Lane Greene
Chris & Foss Hodges
Lyn & Whitey Hunt
Julie Jenkins
Carol & Jim Jones
Pam & Keith Kelly
Larkin & Brad Kelly
Christine Lambert
Shandon & David Land
Betsy & Sandy Morehouse
Mr. & Mrs. Roy Morris
Becca & Godfrey Newton
Dan Rather
Lee & Sandy Sanford
Anne & Robert Trulock
Robert M. & Lilias Baldwin Turnell Foundation
Ms. Lee Harper & Mr. Wayne Vason
Katie Vason & Finn Vason
Ann-Marie & Frank Walsh

Special thanks to our mentors at The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation

2018 Donors

Joan Alby
Tyler Alexander
Alliance Corrugated & Displays
Anonymous
Antique Sweets
Jennifer Artman
Kathryn & Darren Ash
Valle & Stan Ashley
Kathy Bakane
Candace Carlson & Kevin Baker
Mary & Chad Balicki
Sarah & Sam Ball
Bank of Madison
Rosemary L. & Don W. Becker
Clint Bell
Mr. & Mrs. Ira Block
Jane C. Bostwick
Lisa & Chris Brandon
Bryans Family Foundation
Connie Bryans
Mr. & Mrs. David Buck
Nancy Bush
Rosemary Buttermore
Kathryn & Joe Cardwell
Camryn & Jim Chambers, Jr.
Natalie & George Chase, Timber Chase Farm, LLC
Hilda & James Chilton
Tony Clark
Mary Kay & Flynn Clyburn
Martha & Blair Curtis
Maryann & Devon Dartnell
Miryn & Kyle Davidson
Julie Davie
Theresa & Ward Dickinson
Flossie & David Dodge
Alice Kohn & Arthur H. Domby
Pat Walker & Jeanne Dufort
Beth DuVall
Lee Ann & Brian Emerson
Glenn T. Eskew
Emily & Tom Followill
Nicole & Brandon Forde
Virginia & Clarence Foreman
Charles Fussell
GA Civil
Karen & Michael Garrett
Mr. & Mrs. John Garrett
Judy & Bruce Gilbert
Victoria Gray
Mrs. Lane Greene
Mary Mack & Jack Hall
Tami Halloran
Louise & Ed Hannah
Solveig & Donald Harden
LCDR Albert Harper & Family
June Harrell
Martha Harrell
Patsy Harris
Bruce Hayes
Chris & Foss Hodges
Kebby & Reg Holden
Rena & George Holt
Robert Lewis & Wes Holt
Anne & Neil Horstman
Ben Hudson
Christie Hudson & Isabel Rocha
Steve & Linda Huggins
Vickie Hunt
Deborah & Jon Hunter
Mary & John Huntz
Ingles
Anne Symmes & Stephen Ives
Julie Jenkins
Kim Jensen
James Madison Inn
Mr. & Mrs. Hank Johns
Traci & Stewart Johns
Drs. Babs & Hiram Johnston
Judi Perazzo and Eric Joyce
Just Right Signs
Larkin & Brad Kelly
Samantha Kickbush
Bill Killmer
Rachel & Jason Kinsaul
Monica & Ken Kocher
Brian J. Lahaie
Zeke Lambert
Shandon & David Land
Emily & Don Lane
Lewis & Redwine Real Estate Group
Harris Little
Longview Wealth Management
Penny & Bob Lyle
Madison Markets
Madison Realty Inc.
Madison Rentals
Main Street Vet
Robin Marhaver
Mary & Bob McCauley
Kelly & Chad McLeod
Stacy & Michael McQuaide
Sydney & Gray McWhirter
Jill & Kevin Meeler
Nancy & Jack Miles
Mr. & Mrs. Jeff Miller
Suzanne & Leigh Morgan
Morgan County Landmarks Society, Inc.
Ashley & Jeremy Moon
Victoria Newton Mooney
Betsy Wagenhauser & Alex Newton
Carly Ortlund
Brenda & Tommy Parrish
Victor Peeples
Brooks “Sonny” Pennington, III
Charlotte & Keith Pharr
Pure Bliss Spa
Danielle & Dana Rector
Jeffrey Hagy & Michael Redwine
Holly Reed
Deneice & Brad Rice
Dr. Rose Ann Rigby-Weaver, MD
Jane & Everett Royal
Barbara & Francis Rushing
Jan Sampson
Ellen Sanders
Catherine Sasnett
Beth & Karl Scott
Peter Scott
Elizabeth Rockhill & Sim Sergiadis
Mr. & Mrs. Tom Sherwood
Cate Short
Holly Shreiner
Dave Skillen
Cathryn & Joey Smith
Gail Spiotta
Amelia Steele
Pat & Jimmy Stokes
Erin Tewksbury
Mrs. Lynn Walker Treadwell
Anne & Robert Trulock
Walmart
Ann-Marie & Frank Walsh
Ellen Warren
Christine & Dave Watts
Katie & Scott Weber
George H. West
Ted Westlake
Kathy & Clarence Whiteside
Denise & William Wingate
Lisa Wood