2018 ANNUAL APPEAL
Dear Friends and Supporters: October 2018
We have had another excellent year! The Association is committed to fostering a thriving relationship with the United States Military Academy at West Point and we are happy to welcome the new Garrison Commander COL Marson and his wife Amy, as we continue to plan for the future of Constitution Island.
Completion of the WARNER HOUSE PRESERVATION PROJECT is slated for early 2019. Once complete, we will reinstate our public tours and Signature Events on the Island. Thankfully, maintenance of the Warner Sister’s historically accurate gardens has been ongoing this summer, thanks to the dedication of our invaluable volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering in any capacity, please contact us. We need you!
Programming and Development have been at the forefront of our planning efforts with more vibrant educational programming on the horizon, as we reinstitute and improve upon the Little American Program. The Association is also exploring the expansion of its programming through collaboration with USMA academics, environmental and natural resource leaders, and educators. In July, this culminated in a meeting with these experts to explore environmental programming possibilities. We are looking forward to further developing and launching this new program, Constitution Island, on the Wild Side!
Our sights are firmly set on getting people to and connecting people with Constitution Island. We endeavor to share the history and ecology of the Island with visitors near and far while continuing to provide access to the extraordinary archives of the Association to West Point Cadets and community, professors and researchers.
The Association critically needs your support to enhance interior preservation efforts of the house, and prepare the assessment of our archives and the Warner House furnishings. We are grateful for your past donations, and I urge you to contribute to the CIA as we prepare for the exciting 21st century reopening of the house. Your gift will help us continue to make this beautiful, historic gem available to all.
Please DONATE to the CIA in any of the following ways:
Contribute online via our website,
Write a check payable to “CIA,” and mail it with the enclosed envelope
Enter credit card info via the enclosed donation card and mail it with the enclosed envelope
Additionally, we welcome you to our ANNUAL MEETING on Friday, 7 December 2018 at Dutchess Manor in Beacon, NY. We will be honoring the Sidamon-Eristoff family for their years of involvement and dedication to the Association.
THANK YOU for A CENTURY OF PROTECTING THE WARNER’S VISION!
Vincent Tamagna, Chairman
Constitution Island Association