Buffalo's Central Terminal Receives a $10,000 Grant as the Winner of the This Place Matters Buffalo Challenge
Posted December 19, 2011 | Contact email@example.com or 202-588-6141
Today, the National Trust for Historic Preservation and Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company announced that Buffalo’s Central Terminal has received the most votes on the Buffalo Challenge Facebook page, and will be awarded a $10,000 preservation grant. The Buffalo Challenge gave fans of the Queen City near and far the opportunity to rally around historic places in Buffalo through a weeklong, online voting competition that saw hundreds of people visit the Facebook page to make their voices heard. Four sites—Central Terminal, the Colored Musicians Club, Graycliff, and the Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site—competed for the grant funding via an online, public vote that began December 12th and ended Sunday, December 18th.
“The Buffalo Challenge is a great example of what the National Trust does best – work with our partners to find new ways to get the public involved in the protection and preservation of important places in our communities,” said Stephanie Meeks, president of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. “All four of these historic Buffalo landmarks strengthen their community, and we were thrilled to see the way people in Buffalo rallied around their favorite places. Congratulations to Central Terminal for receiving the most votes and winning the grant funding.”
“Fireman’s Fund congratulates the Central Terminal and is proud to be part of a campaign that helps our customers and local communities preserve and protect places that matter,” said Brian Klepchick, property product director at Fireman’s Fund. “In partnership with the National Trust, we are committed to offering superior comprehensive insurance solutions for historic property owners and membership of preservation organizations.”
Earlier this year, Fireman’s Fund gave away $50,000 in grants in a National Challenge – marking the third year of their sponsorship. By supporting challenges like this one, Fireman’s Fund helps elevate the visibility of historic sites and the necessity of local preservation by empowering the public to weigh in on places that they feel are significant.
Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company provides specialized insurance coverage for owners of historic commercial buildings and partners with the National Trust Insurance Services, LLC (NTIS), the affiliated agency of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, to provide policyholders with specialized historic property coverages, expertise, and customer service. The historic property coverage product is solely distributed through NTIS and is administered by Maury, Donnelly and Parr.
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National Trust Insurance Services, LLC
National Trust Insurance Services, administered by Maury, Donnelly & Parr, is a subsidiary of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. It was created in 2003 to address the growing issues regarding proper insurance for historic property owners and the organizations that work to protect historic resources.
The National Trust for Historic Preservation, a privately funded nonprofit organization, works to save America’s historic places.