The Value of Hope?

The Calvary Center for Culture and Community sincerely thanks all donors for their support, which is making this unique and remarkable transformation and restoration of Calvary possible.

Your dollars have been well spent. Because of these donations and countless more, where once a magnificent building was crumbling, today it is a beautiful landmark again, under massive restoration. Where once there was deafening silence within its walls, today, the corner of 48th and Baltimore is a hub of community, culture, worship and activity at a scale never before seen.

Coming together to better our community.
Where once there was loss and frustration, today, community is building. How can we put a value on that?

Without the support and good will of all these persons, institutions, and foundations, Calvary would no longer exist. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for this level of support, which has turned a dire situation into a better, healthier, and more vibrant community in West Philadelphia.


$100,000 +

Keystone Grants
(Pennsylvania Museum and Historical Commission)

$50,000 – $99,999

Calvary United Methodist Church Trustees
Partners for Sacred Places
The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation
The William Penn Foundation

$20,000 – $49,999

Calvary Center for Culture and Community Board
Calvary United Methodist Church Congregation
Claniel Foundation
Friends of Calvary

Preservation Pennsylvania
University City District
University City Historical Society

$10,000 – 19,999

Citizen’s Bank
Coleman Trust
Melani Lamond
The Rardin Family
Jim Roebuck

$5,000 – $9,999

Five County Arts Foundation
Greater Philadelphia Preservation Alliance
Brian Smith
Stockton Rush Bartol

$2,000 – $4,999

Helen Groome Beatty
Bread and Roses
Church of the Redeemer
Common Ground
Mike Hardy and Barry Grossbach
Robert Jaeger
Gerald McHugh and Maureen Tate
James and Bonnie Nelson
Premier Building Restoration
Nancy Roth
Nelson and Beth Wicas

$1,000 – $1,999

Abbraccio Restaurant
Heather Calvert and Matthew Gauntt
Cedar Park Neighbors
Augustella Clay
Laurence Lee Davis
Sue Hobbs and Phil Dietz
Dolfinger McMahon

$500 – $999

Liz Campion
Urban and Bye
University of the Sciences

In Kind Donations, $1,000+

Ben Googins – Web Master and consultations
John Holland – Architectural Consultant
Rebecca Wright – Contracting
University City District – Landscaping, Marketing
University of Pennsylvania – Legal Consultation, Architectural Consultations

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