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Jay Heritage Enters Next Restoration Phase After Fundraising Success

(PHOTO: The annual Jay Soirée helped raise $100,000 towards a successful $1.25 million campaign at the Jay Heritage Center. At the soirée: Lorraine Godfrey, Veronica Van Pelt, Meredith Slater, Lisa Ridd, Jen Cain and Nancy Gauss.)
(PHOTO: The annual Jay Soirée helped raise $100,000 towards a successful $1.25 million campaign at the Jay Heritage Center. At the soirée: Lorraine Godfrey, Veronica Van Pelt, Meredith Slater, Lisa Ridd, Jen Cain and Nancy Gauss.)
(PHOTO: The Jay Heritage Center and Estate. Credit: Will McCullough.)
(PHOTO: Jay Heritage Center. Credit: Will McCullough.)

The Jay Heritage Center (JHC) will enter the next phase of of restoration of the Jay Mansion. The successful campaign raised $1.25 million that will be used to restore six upstairs rooms at the mansion to studio spaces and classrooms – “an ideal venue for public training of future historians, land stewards, and thought leaders in sustainability throughout New York State”.

The funds came from a $750,000 challenge grant from the Wachenheim Foundation. Sue and Edgar Wachenheim are local residents. JHC raised the challenge amount of $500,000 including $100,000 from its annual Jay Soirée on September 23.

(PHOTO: The annual Jay Soirée helped raise $100,000 towards a successful $1.25 million campaign at the Jay Heritage Center. At the soirée: co-chairs (L-R) Brian and Emily Wells, Lindsay Martin, Suzanne Clary, Kim Berns and Jenny Marinak.)
(PHOTO: The annual Jay Soirée helped raise $100,000 towards a successful $1.25 million campaign at the Jay Heritage Center. At the soirée: co-chairs (L-R) Brian and Emily Wells, Lindsay Martin, Suzanne Clary, Kim Berns and Jenny Marinak.)
(PHOTO: The annual Jay Soirée helped raise $100,000 towards a successful $1.25 million campaign at the Jay Heritage Center. At the soirée: Stuart and Diane Martin.)
(PHOTO: The annual Jay Soirée helped raise $100,000 towards a successful $1.25 million campaign at the Jay Heritage Center. At the soirée: Stuart and Diane Martin.)
(PHOTO: The annual Jay Soirée helped raise $100,000 towards a successful $1.25 million campaign at the Jay Heritage Center. At the soirée: Josie Cassin successfully bids on Max Tucci’s Boulder, Colorado home.)
(PHOTO: The annual Jay Soirée helped raise $100,000 towards a successful $1.25 million campaign at the Jay Heritage Center. At the soirée: Josie Cassin successfully bids on Max Tucci’s Boulder, Colorado home.)
(PHOTO: The annual Jay Soirée helped raise $100,000 towards a successful $1.25 million campaign at the Jay Heritage Center. At the soirée: Ronda Gilroy, Matt Gilroy, Vishal Bakshi, Mark Thompson, Ed Sobol, Binh-Minh Sobol, Kelly Bakshi, Kate Thompson, Anne Pierog, Mike Pierog.)
(PHOTO: The annual Jay Soirée helped raise $100,000 towards a successful $1.25 million campaign at the Jay Heritage Center. At the soirée: Ronda Gilroy, Matt Gilroy, Vishal Bakshi, Mark Thompson, Ed Sobol, Binh-Minh Sobol, Kelly Bakshi, Kate Thompson, Anne Pierog, Mike Pierog.)

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