Letter to people who had donated to help save the Edwards House
from Ken Lerner, Chairman, Pierce Downer's Heritage Alliance
-– May 8, 2015 –
Thank you for your generous donation to Pierce Downer's Heritage Alliance to help preserve the Edwards House in Downers Grove. Unfortunately our efforts were unsuccessful and village officials are currently preparing to issue a demolition permit for this building. After this devastating experience, many of us do continue to work on improving the preservation climate in our community.
Because your contribution can not be used as you had originally intended, I am writing now to learn what you would like us to do with your donation. Some possibilities for you to consider are listed below.
The Internal Revenue Service recognizes each of the foregoing organizations as a charity that can accept tax-deductible contributions. You can learn more about their activities by using the links provided above.
Please tell us what you want us now do with the donation that you made to help preserve the Edwards House. We hope to hear from you before the end of May 2015. Thanks again for your help to preserve our community's historic resources.
Chairman, Pierce Downer's Heritage Alliance