Capital Campaign Goal: facility's renovation
We are counting on support from individuals and organizations.

old concert hall 1old entrance hall 400old kitchen 1 400Our successful Capital Campaign 2016 enabled our center to acquire a former Methodist church in Rensselaer NY in January 2017.  The facility includes a concert/theater hall, exhibition hall/ballroom/banquet hall, meeting room, kitchen, and three classrooms.  We were very excited about it, and now are facing a new chapter in our Capital Campaign to renovate the building to accommodate the needs of the cultural center.  We need to build a stage in the concert hall, remove old carpet and place the hardwood floor in the entrance hall, repair the leaking roof, renovate the kitchen and bathroom, install air conditioning system and repaint the walls throughout the building.  The total estimated cost of the renovations is $35,000.


Susan Carmel Lehrman, Patron: $5,000 
Lawrence I. & Blanche H. Rhodes Memorial Fund: $1,000
William and Tatiana Foulks, Supporter: $250 ($500 combined donations 2016-2017)
Leonard Coppler 
Adolfo Suero
Kevin Deptola

By the end of May 2017 we were able to build a stage in the concert hall, remove old carpet and place the hardwood floor in the entrance hall, repair the leaking roof and renovate the kitchen.

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New Challenge: A Grand Piano
Fundraising campaign to raise money for the purchase of a grand piano to replace old upright piano in the concert hall.  Help us to meet a new challenge!
grand pianoIn April 2017 pianist Anna Keiserman gave a great concert playing Russian classical music in our concert hall.  It's only thing that was not great at the concert - she was playing our old piano.  Anna told us that if the center could could be able to get a grand piano it would be a fabulous investment and foundation for possible future concert series.  She said: "The space is wonderful and needs to be filled with music." She reffered Peter Tcherepnine, the member of the Russian Nobility Association in America.
Peter Tcherepnine (Tcherepnine Foundation) generously provided funds ($2,000) to our center to start a new fundraising campaign to purchase a grand piano.  A concert piano will allow us to produce performances of Russian classical music and run an annual Rachmaninoff Music Competition at the center's concert hall. 
Peter Tcherepnine, Builder: $2,000
Luba Mikhailova
Joseph Fennimore

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