"Keep the Dream" Campaign

Mount Gretna Area Historical Society Museum


March 2016 Pledge Form

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.
Capital Campaign Progress
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 info@mtgretnahistory.org or call the Museum number at (717) 964-1105 and leave your contact information.

Campaign Donation Level


Naming Rights are available, upon request, for contributors to the Kauffman Society and Coleman Society.

Robert Coleman Society $5,000 & Above
Abraham Kauffman Society $1,000 - $4,999
Chairman’s Circle $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.

Yours truly,

Ralph Zimmerman
Development Chair

2015-2016 Board of Directors

Susan Hostetter, ChairmanDavid Bronstein, D.O.Glin Atkinson
Dwayne Heckert, Vice ChairmanConnie Dwyer, Secy.Ralph Zimmerman
Fred BuchDr. Patricia GibbleLarry Bowman
Jack AndersonRon HontzDavid Wood, Treasurer
Tom McMahon

MGAHS is a registered 501(c)(3) organization, therefore all donations
qualify as tax exempt. A receipt will be provided for tax purposes.