For those of you who are not on the GF email list:
Dear Goshen Members and Friends,
In the middle of the crisis that has consumed a lot of our attention, the Goshen Farm Preservation Society has received some fantastic news. On March 18, 2020, we received an email from Senator Ed Reilly notifying the Society that it had been awarded a $60,000 matching grant under the Maryland General Assembly Legislative Bond Initiative.
Under this initiative, Senators and Delegates are allowed to submit capital project requests on behalf of non-profit organizations within their districts. The Society reached out to Senator Reilly, a long-time and ardent supporter of the Society’s work, with a request to sponsor a bill on behalf of the Society. He agreed. We also needed a sponsor on the House of Delegates side of the Assembly so the Society reached out to Delegate Heather Bagnall, also a long-time supporter of Goshen Farm. Delegate Bagnall grew up in the Cape and went to Broadneck High School.
Thanks to their bi-partisan support and a lot of coaching and hand-holding, the Society navigated the two hearings before the county’s General Assembly Delegation and the Joint Committee on Appropriations. The Society cannot thank these two committed and effective public servants
Now comes the task of raising the matching funds so the Goshen Farm House can be stabilized and restored. The Society understands the financial and emotional stress all of its members and friends are facing. That is why we humbly ask for your help to invest in the future of the Historic Goshen Farm & Educational Center. Please consider donating. If you are not able to, please share, like our page and help us spread the word!
Whatever we can donate will be matched by State funds. Our goal is to get the full $60K so we need to raise that much. Please help our efforts by clicking below.
We appreciate your help,
All of Us at Goshen