Since its launch in November of last year, the capital fundraising campaign of the Mt. Gretna
Area Historical Society (MGAHS) has reached the two-thirds mark towards its goal of $125,000.
The fundraising goal established by the organization’s Board of Directors is intended to allow
the retirement of the remaining balance of $100,000 on the Historical Society Museum located
at 206 Pennsylvania Avenue in the Chautauqua area of Mt. Gretna. It is also designed to
provide approximately $25,000 towards the establishment of a reserve fund for use in
covering any future repairs or improvements needed on the Museum building and infrastructure.
The nearly $85,000 in funds raised to date in the Historical Society’s capital campaign has
come from 85 donors. Included in this current campaign figure is a $50,000 pledge from
Mt. Gretna resident Joyce Ebright,
The Historical Society greatly appreciates the significant support provided by Ms. Ebright
to the organization’s capital campaign and the Museum’s future and also thanks all of our
other donors to date for helping to ensure the success of this campaign and MGAHS’ ability
to preserve long-term the rich history of the Mt. Gretna area. Plans are currently being
discussed by the Historical Society’s Board of Directors on appropriate means to permanently
recognize in the Museum building the capital campaign contributions of all donors.
The MGAHS Board is continuing its efforts to secure the remaining $40,000 needed to achieve the
campaign goal of $125,000. If you have not yet contributed to the capital campaign, we encourage
you to consider doing so. Contributions in any amount are welcomed and appreciated.
Help Us Keep the Dream
Your support for the MGAHS Museum fundraising campaign would be greatly appreciated and could
be provided at one of the donation levels listed below or as a Naming Rights Sponsor. Naming
Rights Sponsorships will be reserved on a first-come basis. For more information regarding
Naming Rights please contact us. All donations and Naming Rights Sponsorships are tax deductible.
Another contribution option is to leave a Legacy Gift
by including the Society in your will. If
you have made provisions for this, please let us know so we can appropriately acknowledge your
generosity. Contact a board member, email us at
or call the Museum number at (717) 964-1105 and leave your
Campaign Donation Level
Naming Rights are available, upon request, for contributors to the Kauffman Society and
|Robert Coleman Society
||$5,000 & Above|
|Abraham Kauffman Society
||$1,000 - $4,999|
||$500 - $999|
|Mount Gretna Circle
||$100 - $499|
Contributions of any amount will be appreciated
We hope you will consider becoming a donor or Naming Rights Sponsor during this campaign drive. By
doing so, you will be helping to ensure the ability of MGAHS to preserve, protect and promote our
community’s history for the area’s future generation of residents and visitors.
If you have any questions about the Mount Gretna Area Historical Society, our special campaign
fundraiser or if you wish to talk further about a gift honoring or in memory of a friend or family
member please contact the Society at 717-964-1105. Download and
print the pledge form now by clicking here
2015-2016 Board of Directors
|Susan Hostetter, Chairman||David Bronstein, D.O.||Glin Atkinson|
|Dwayne Heckert, Vice Chairman||Connie Dwyer, Secy.||Ralph Zimmerman|
|Fred Buch||Dr. Patricia Gibble||Larry Bowman|
|Jack Anderson||Ron Hontz||David Wood, Treasurer|
MGAHS is a registered 501(c)(3) organization, therefore all donations
qualify as tax exempt. A receipt will be provided for tax purposes.