the Brinton Association of America’s
From the desk of President Francis B. Jacobs, II:
Dear Family and Friends:
Again, each year around this time, on behalf of the Board of the Brinton Association of America, Inc. (“BAA”), I send out the annual appeal for financial support. I would be remiss if I did not do so. This year more than any other in recent past, I ask that you give this request as serious a consideration as possible. To continue the mission of the BAA, there is need for appropriate funding. Unlike many organizations, the BAA does not have unparalleled resources. Like many, it struggles to make ends meet.
In recent years, the BAA has had to dip into reserves. It is not without concern that the Board is endeavoring to resolve this issue. An important initiative underway is to continue the initiative to build a Visitor’s Center at the entrance of the property, that will be large enough to accommodate meetings of 50 or more in attendance, that will house our offices, that will be handicapped accessible, that will respect our relationship with the Lenape Nation, that will possess four to five interactive screens depicting the unique architecture of the 1704 House, our relationship with the Lenape Nation that helped the Brintons survive their first winter in the New World in 1684, the history of the Brintons, famous Brintons and the important relationship with the Battle of the Brandywine.
While there continue to be grant requests out, in the meantime, the BAA still needs the resources for general operations. This year, more than any in recent years, there have been unparalleled expenses for necessary repairs in the buildings on the property to include HVAC issues in both the 1704 House and tenant buildings, water seepage, pest control, downed tree removal, new appliances and complete new windows and frames for the tenant’s apartment. Additionally, appropriate insurance coverage has realized significant increases. I ask for your support in keeping the rich history of the 1704 House and property alive. Please do give this serious consideration, as the most effective tool we have is financial support.
I conclude in wishing you a happy and healthy holiday season!
Francis Brinton Jacobs II
YOUR GENEROUS DONATION PRESERVES THE BRINTON 1704 HOUSE FOR GENERATIONS TO COME, AND SUPPORTS THE PROGRAMMING WE OFFER DURING THE YEAR!
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THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!