An Invitation for all Generations
The chance to restore such a historical property of Barrington is an opportunity that shouldn't be passed up, says Mary Smith, chair of the Barrington White House committee.
"Each of us owns the community in which we live," she says. "Forward thinkers will see the vision and realize that, collectively, we have the opportunity to own Barrington's White House. It will be a piece of all of our history and generate memories for future Barrington families."
All community members are invited by the Barrington White House commitee volunteers to commit to the success of the campaign by investing in the transformation of the property.
Every level of giving will be welcomed. The restoration fund is a public/private partnership to create a self-sustaining cultural and community center for Barrington Area residents and guests.
A gift to future generations, Barrington's White House will flourish with the support of multiple generations both in the construction phase and once the property is complete.
"Barrington has a rich, vibrant history as well as a legacy of community collaboration and action. The opportunity to preserve the old house on Main Street as our community center is simply too important to let slip through our fingers," Smith says.
"The challenge to everyone in the community is to commit to the success of this endeavor. An infinite number of charming and elegant events can be hosted at this spectacular, grand house. Present and future generations will enjoy this gift we give to ourselves in celebration of Barrington's 150th anniversary."
The campaign to restore Barrington's White House is seeking to raise funds to turn the house into an elegant cultural and community center in time for the sesquicentennial in 2015. Get involved in several ways:
Support the project. Consider a multi-year gift to make this historic cultural and community center a reality.
Join a fundraising committee. People are needed to identify and approach potential donors (individuals, families, foundations, community organizations, businesses and corporate donors) for either cash or "in kind" gifts. This committee also needs people who can help with grant writing.
To support this ongoing project, contact a member of the Barrington White House committee at BWH@barrington-il.gov or call Beth Raseman at (847) 304-3476.
Barrington's White House will be the epicenter for entertaining all generations and creating new community and family traditions.