The time has come to “Raise the Roof” at The Castle! Our 163-year-old house’s roof has given us many good years, but the time has come for us to replace it with a new slate roof. Our current roof has seen many repairs with few “original” slates remaining. The tar paper weather barrier between the slate and attic rafters is in tatters leading to many instances of being able to plainly see daylight from inside of the attic. This will be a major restoration project!
After a vetting and bidding process, the current Castle Advisory Board selected the Heartland-Berlin Roofing and Construction Company of Holmesville, Ohio to do the work using slate from the Vermont Structural Slate Company to match the original design. Each slate was hand-crafted and shaped for this project. Total cost is $123,350. Needless to say, paying for this roof will require a large draw-down from our endowment.
For this project we looking for your help in offsetting the high price of this critical restoration project for our historic house. We hope you will consider making a contribution. For this and other long-term capital expenditures, we have established a separate heritage fund through the Marietta Community Foundation. The Castle is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization and all donations made to this fund are tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law.
Donors at a $100.00 level will receive one free ticket and those giving at a $250 level receive two free tickets to our annual Garden Party Thursday, June 14th beginning at 5:30pm. Those making a contribution of $500 or more receive four tickets to the Garden Party and will be recognized on a plaque to be installed in the carriage house gift shop.
Individuals, companies, foundations, and history-related organizations have been contacted for support, but we still need your help. We have already received over $5,800 in donations, with pledges totaling another $12,000. One of those pledges will be a transfer of a portion of the donor’s Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs) from their Income Retirement Account (IRA) to reduce their income tax liability for 2018. Please check with your financial advisor to see if this option may work for you.
Those wishing to make a contribution to The Castle Heritage Fund can do so by sending a check or money order to:
The Castle Heritage Fund
c/o Marietta Community Foundation
100 Putnam Street
Marietta, OH 45750
Please note on your check the “The Castle Heritage Fund” in the memo field.
You can also donate via our website by clicking the button below!
Thank you in advance for any assistance you can provide to continue The Castle’s mission “to preserve the building and grounds to maintain their architectural and historical integrity, and to operate The Castle as to contribute to the educational, artistic, and cultural well being of the community of Marietta.”