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2016 ANNUAL REPORT Historic Savannah Foundation : 2016 Annual Report

CELEBRATING 50 YEARS Who said preservationists don’t change? Or even like change? We do. We must. Otherwise, we would not have evolved into the progressive movement we are today. We’re not mired in the past. We’re active in the present...for the sake of the future. As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Savannah’s designation as a National Historic Landmark District and the 50th anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act, HSF takes stock of past accomplishments, but takes aim at even bigger challenges that lie ahead: blight, height restrictions, and tourism management. This Annual Report touches on those subjects. As well, we list achievements, disappointments (and how we’re responding to those) and on-going battles. And, it recaps signature events which engage our members and the public through social means such as the Preservation Festival (Block Party!), Hands On History, and Clean Up Days at our Revolving Fund properties. If you missed those things, then follow along via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and, of course, our website.

TABLE OF CONTENTS Savannah Square by Square Financials Advocacy Achievements Disappointments Challenges Ahead Connecting People + Resources Preservation Awards Davenport Trophy Hands on History Program Davenport House Revolving Fund Volunteer Programs Block Party Capital Campaign Donors Members/Annual Appeals Donors HSF Staff Members You Can Make a Difference

HSF is grateful for the generous support we receive from the community, and we hope Savannah appreciates the fact that HSF is one of the strongest and most respected local preservation organizations in the country. We wouldn’t be that way if we remained static. HSF often takes unpopular stands that are not easy or in vogue. We’re sometimes at odds with elected officials (and even our own members), but we remain faithful in keeping a watchful eye on the gate. The positions we take are not out of convenience or practicality but, instead, are driven by what is right for Savannah in the long run. Thank you for supporting us and for remaining true to Historic Savannah Foundation. We benefit from your ideas, opinions, and engagement.

Daniel G. Carey, Chair & CEO

Jeff Eley, Chair of the Board of Trustees

PAST HSF CHAIRS 2013-2015 2011-2013 2009-2011 2007-2009 2005–2007 2003-2005 2001-2003 1999-2001 1997-1999 1995-1997 1993-1995 1991-1993 1988-1991 1986-1988 1984-1986 1983-1984 1981-1983

Kathleen Horne William (Bill) H. Lovett J.T. Turner, Jr. W. John Mitchell Susie Clinard Zelda Tenenbaum Helen D. Downing Graham P. Sadler Susan Riley Myers Lawrence B. Lee (Deceased) Lee C. Mundell Donna R. Butler (Adamson) Joseph A. Webster, Jr. (Deceased) Gordon K. Matthews Robert S. Glenn, Jr. Mrs. Henry Garlington (Deceased) John Allen (Deceased)

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1979-1981 1977-1979 1976-1977 1975-1976 1973-1975 1971-1973 1970-1971 1969-1970 1968-1969 1963-1964 1961-1963 1959-1961 1958-1959 1956-1958 1955-1956

Mrs. Elizabeth C. Sprague Arnold Tenenbaum John E. Cay, III J. Wiley Ellis Mrs. Lawrence Lee, Jr. Mrs. Elliott A. Cobb (Deceased) Dale C. Critz, Sr. Walter C. Hartridge II (Deceased) Robert D. Gunn (Deceased) Walter Coke Scott (Deceased) Leopold Adler, II (Deceased) Albert Stoddard (Deceased) Mrs. Anne C. Hunter (Deceased) H. Hansell Hillyer (Deceased) J.J. Rauer (Deceased)

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In 2015, a unique opportunity to help produce an exciting new book about Savannah came to HSF’s doorstep, and we answered the call. In so doing, a partnership was born and a long overdue update on Savannah’s famous and beautiful squares was published.

Board of Trustees), came at just the right time. It was a perfect fit: a new offering to bolster HSF’s stable of publications, an important new book to deepen awareness of and appreciation for Savannah’s historic built environment, and a new source of revenue to help HSF’s operations.

Savannah Square by Square includes more than 300 full-color photographs and pen and ink drawings alongside well-researched stories of each of the city’s historic downtown squares. Twenty-two squares are featured, and special attention is given to Savannah’s “other squares” -- Forsyth Park and Colonial Park Cemetery. Even the two “lost squares” of Elbert and Liberty are included. Well-known local historian, journalist, and filmmaker Michael Jordan penned the book, while photographers Les Wilkes, Connie McCay and Phil Hodgkins provided the photos. Gifted artist and illustrator Mick McCay created drawings and spearheaded the entire project.

The first printing of 1,200 books hit shelves in December 2015, and before the holidays every single copy was sold. Book signing events at E. Shaver, Bookseller, Barnes and Noble, and other retailers were packed with people. Some purchasers waited in long lines to have the author and photographers sign four or five copies at a time. A second printing of 2,000 was ordered and arrived in March of 2016. Those are virtually gone and a third printing is expected to hit store shelves just in time for the holiday shopping season. Copies have been available for sale on www.myHSF.org since the book’s first publication, and soon be available worldwide on amazon.com.

HSF became aware of the book when Daniel Carey was asked to review the text and draft a short review for use on the dust jacket. Imagine Michael Jordan’s surprise when Carey answered, “I’d be glad to or, if you like, perhaps HSF could simply publish the book for you?” As the team was without a publisher and in the early stages of a fundraising campaign to cover the costs of printing, the offer (approved by HSF’s

HSF operates on a fiscal year beginning October 1 and ending September 30. An annual audit is prepared by CPAs from Holland, Henry & Bromley, LLP. As illustrated below, HSF uses 85 cents of every dollar raised to directly support the programs that achieve our mission of preserving and protecting Savannah’s heritage through advocacy, education and community involvement. HSF is proud of the fact that we garnered Gold Star status with GuideStar Exchange for the third year in a row. As an independent organization, GuideStar encourages best financial reporting and transparency practices for non-profit organizations. With an active Finance Committee and engaged Board of Trustees, as well as a professional staff, Historic Savannah Foundation adheres to the highest standards of financial accounting.



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ADVOCACY achievements

an interview with

ANDREW BERRIEN JONES (Berrien House) The Berrien House was the last unrestored Colonial era house in Savannah when Andrew Jones decided to restore it in 2013. Even more remarkable is the fact that Mr. Jones is related to the original owner, Major John Berrien. HSF provided consulting services to Mr. Jones in the early stages of the project.

Relate the story of how you came to own the house and your connection to it.

Since beginning the restoration, what have you learned about the house that surprised you?

My first encounter with the house was in the early 1970s after visiting my uncle Noble Jones on East State Street. When I turned the corner on Habersham Street, there was a strange building in front of me. It appeared to encase an eighteenth century structure and intrigued me, but it was not until two decades later that I found out it was the home of my ancestors.

We learned that the first period details actually relate better to the 1780s than the 1790s. We speculate that Major John Berrien may have moved this house from the lot he sold in Ewingburgh (now Oglethorpe Ward). Ewingburgh, a separate hamlet, was being demolished at that time to allow for Savannah’s streets to continue westward. Berrien started paying property taxes on the Berrien House in 1791 at the current site.

What has been the most rewarding and challenging part of this project for you?

What role do you see HSF playing in Savannah and its various neighborhoods?

The greatest reward of working on the house is meeting so many appreciative people who were waiting years for this project to actually happen. HSF did its part to keep the dream alive for nearly a decade, and I was fortunate to intervene at the right time. The most challenging part is piecing together the fragments of the original interior. We have three early wainscot and crown molding patterns, more than half a dozen early doors and surrounds and 20-30 layers of 18th and 19th century wallpaper fragments.

HSF is the key advocate for preservation in Savannah. Just as HSF helped save the Berrien House, I’d like to see it help influence the infill of contextual development with the several vacant lots surrounding the Berrien House and along Broughton Street.

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521 E. Bolton Street

In August 2016, HSF saved 521 E. Bolton Street when it acquired the property using the Revolving Fund—our primary tool for saving endangered historic buildings. The two-story, wood-frame Victorian home was built in 1900. In recent years it sat vacant and in disrepair. Cited for code violations—including a precarious collapsing porch—the fate of the home was uncertain. Then HSF came to the rescue. The property is fenced and secure, staff and volunteers held a work day to clean it out and cut the grass, and we are currently exploring options for its rehabilitation.

Why is historic preservation important to a community? Why is it important to you? We learn from the past. If we destroy the past, we can no longer learn.


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ADVOCACY achievements



During the week of September 19-23, HSF partnered with the City of Savannah to host a panel discussion in recognition of Mr. Law’s contribution to Savannah’s preservation movement. Part of W.W. Law Preservation Week, the panel featured: Melissa Jest, African-American Program Coordinator for the Georgia Historic Preservation Division; John Mitchell, past chair of HSF and former director of New Legacy Community Development Corporation; and Richard “Dicky” Mopper, co-owner of Engel & Vöelkers Savannah. The panel was moderated by Daniel Carey. The panelists were protégées of Mr. Law and shared personal remembrances and anecdotes of how he influenced their

Carriage House (behind 31 E. Jones Street) Often an overlooked companion to the many historic homes in downtown Savannah, the carriage house is a key element in the city’s history and layout. Located at the rear of the property, often on the lane, these small ancillary structures were built not for show but for utilitarian purposes: for horses, carriages, and early automobiles. The carriage house is an important part of the city’s fabric and worthy of protection. Earlier this year, one such structure was in grave danger of being torn down. The

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Photos from the WW Law Photograph Collection Courtesy of the City of Savannah, Research Library & Municipal Archives

structure at Drayton/Jones Ln. became compromised when its load-bearing masonry walls and its foundation started failing due to harsh treatments over many years. While initially reluctant, the owner was open to second and even third opinions by HSF via the services of two structural engineers. To his credit and expense, the owner chose a preservation path. Two of the walls had to be reconstructed, but the lion’s share of the building is being restored and reused.


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preservation careers. Mr. Law was a native Savannahian, Civil Rights leader, local historian, and a soldier in the battle to save Savannah’s heritage. He was a pioneer in engaging the AfricanAmerican community in preservation and helped steer HSF to more involvement in African-American neighborhoods. Born in 1923, Mr. Law was president of the Savannah Chapter of the NAACP for over 25 years. He died in 2002. Several years ago, HSF helped save his home on W. Victory Drive when it was structurally imploding under the weight of his significant collections—which are now archived with the City of Savannah.







Photo provided by Beau Kester

50th ANNIVERSARY OF NHL DESIGNATION In May, HSF hosted a 50th anniversary celebration of the designation of downtown Savannah as a National Historic Landmark District in 1966. Columbia Square—in the shadow of the Davenport House and HSF’s offices—was the perfect venue to hear remarks from Mayor Eddie DeLoach and Sherri Fields, Deputy Regional Director of the National Park Service. They spoke of the power of preservation and the leadership role Savannah plays on a national scale.

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Savannah has lost historic buildings before, but no loss in recent memory was as deeply felt and broadly protested as the Johnny Harris Restaurant on E. Victory Drive. Founded in 1924 by its namesake and later sold to the Donaldson family, the much beloved complex was built in 1936. The building, and much of the surrounding land, was sold to an Atlanta developer to become a new bigbox-style shopping center. The absence of national and local historic designation left the historic building without protection. HSF and many community voices encouraged the developer to incorporate the building— with its iconic octagonal ballroom—into its master site plan, but to no avail. Ironically, it was the owners of Johnny Harris who drove

Savannah’s NHL designation was the impetus and backbone for the local preservation ordinance which would come about in 1973. Without HSF’s inventory of historic buildings and recognition from the Department of the Interior, real protection of what we know as the Landmark Historic District would have been merely an idea instead of a reality.


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the final nail in the proverbial coffin by stipulating the sale be contingent upon demolition of the building. Despite HSF’s efforts to convince the owners and the developer to use tax credits and develop more sensitive plans, it was demolished in July. The loss of Johnny Harris brings to light the need for much broader survey and designation efforts in all parts of Savannah and Chatham County. Without an inventory of what is important to us as a community, it is difficult to overlay protection. HSF initiated a public campaign in September called #SavannahFavorites to promote awareness about overlooked treasures that don’t enjoy protection.







1811 MLK, Jr. Boulevard (corner store) Little is known about the vernacular building located at the corner of MLK and Kline Streets except that it was built around the turn of the 20th century and served residents of the Cuyler-Brownville neighborhood as a corner store. The City of Savannah long tried to get the owner of the property to make repairs and bring it into compliance, but to no avail. After years of citing the owner and multiple appearances in Recorder’s Court, the City deemed it a public safety hazard and requested a court-ordered demolition.

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Before it was removed—in an effort to capture a record of the building—HSF partnered with Savannah Technical College and documented the house. A set of photographs and measured drawings was produced and archived. HSF continues to represent the interests of preservation to the City each month through our participation in “Project Enforce.” HSF works with various City agencies to identify and suggest alternatives to demolition.

What we celebrated as a win in 2013, we regret as a loss in 2016. Pedestrians on Broughton Street have likely noticed and enjoyed the many colorful terrazzo and mosaic tile signs inset in the sidewalks and foyers outside businesses along Savannah’s commercial corridor. Though many of the business names have changed over the years, they are reminders of a time when Broughton Street was Savannah’s “Main Street.” In September, City contractors - replacing a stretch of sidewalk on East Broughton next to the


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Kennedy Pharmacy - mistakenly removed and destroyed one such remnant. Lost was the white and blue colored hexagonal tiles which spelled out Dixie Pawn. Dixie Pawn, itself, was a victim of demolition in a prior decade, and the last vestige was the mosaic of tiles. This is a bitter pill to swallow because it was prevented once by HSF. The avoidable error in judgment did prompt HSF to shame the City into adopting a new policy/practice of calling us before they dig—especially with respect to historic sidewalks.




challenges ahead

challenges ahead



HSF is mindful that some of Savannah’s great historic buildings are not in the Landmark Historic District…or any other historic district for that matter. Case in point is the one-room White Bluff Schoolhouse built in 1907. Once a rural outpost beyond Savannah’s southern city limits, the building sits in the midst of new suburban sprawl near Abercorn and White Bluff. The first phase of the development is complete (a Walmart Neighborhood Store), but outparcels are being developed and the old school sits in the middle of proposed big box retailers. The school has been used as a ballet studio and photography studio; now its future is uncertain. HSF pushed the City and the developer to relocate the school (it’s been moved three times already) and adaptively use it but, as yet, no hard plans have come forth. HSF offered to help with technical assistance and its Revolving Fund—to disassemble and move the building to a new lot—but neither the City nor the developer are committed. If it’s lost, so goes another piece of Chatham County’s rural heritage…unfortunately, a vanishing commodity.

Tourism is a major economic driver for Savannah, but it puts stress on the city’s infrastructure—not to mention the historic resources which attract such visitors in the first place. Like any other mega-scale industry, tourism needs a plan to succeed— both in terms of ensuring revenues and in terms of taking care of the proverbial “goose that laid the golden egg.” A handful of forward thinking cities have established Tourism Management Plans to help balance the needs of visitors with residents, protect fragile historic assets, and promote responsible and sustainable growth. With assistance from HSF, the City was able to secure a $10k grant from the National Trust for Historic Preservation (matched by HSF and other local entities) to hire a professional consultant to lead the process of building such a plan. The consultant selection process was underway at the time of this report’s drafting; it is expected that work on the plan will begin in January of 2017. HSF will have a seat at that table and play an active role.

SEABOARD FREIGHT STATION Another endangered resource—outside the protection of a local historic district—is the Seaboard Freight Station (c.1929) on Louisville Road. In October, City Council approved a site plan for a new large-scale apartment complex to be built on the site. HSF was at the planning table early in the process, and we advocated to incorporate the freight station into the master site plan for the project and design of a properly-scaled infill building. The project is moving in that direction, but the latest plans call for demolishing a portion of the freight station. HSF voiced its concerns about the loss of historic fabric at the Metropolitan Planning Commission, but without the leverage of an ordinance for protection, we must rely on the goodwill of the developer and the ability of the architect to save and adaptively use the entire historic struture. Though just outside of the National Historic Landmark District, this traditional rail corridor and associated buildings is an important gateway into the city and an important introduction to the railroading history of Savannah.

HOTELS/HEIGHTS Since Savannah enjoys a robust tourist trade, it is logical that hotels abound in the city. However, in the past several years, more and more taller hotels have been approved. Not only does HSF worry about the balance of supply and demand, but many of these buildings are exceeding the height limits set in the Historic District Ordinance. It has become common, almost expected, that a developer will not only apply for a bonus story where applicable, but they will apply and receive variances where it is not. Little by little, the height limit is compromised into oblivion.

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connecting people + resources

connecting people + resources

an interview with GISELLE & MATT BALL

an interview with

The house at 205 W. 41st St. was like many properties in Savannah’s Thomas Square Streetcar District when Matt and Giselle Ball first saw it - vacant and blighted. The windows had been boarded up for years, and a fire had caused extensive smoke and water damage in the upstairs bedrooms. With the help of a loan from Mike English at Queensborough National Bank & Trust; HSF who guaranteed the loan; and family like Giselle’s mother Peggy, this young couple was able to complete an amazing restoration and return the house, now nicknamed Edna, back to her former glory.

What role do you see the Revolving Fund playing in Savannah and its various neighborhoods?

What drew you to the house at 205 W. 41st? We had been looking for a house in the neighborhood for a while, but several things struck us about the house. Many of the Victorian houses in Savannah look the same, but our house looks different; the dormer, the steep pitch of the roof, and the floor-to-ceiling porch windows are all unique. Although the house was a mess when we first walked in, we could visualize what it would look like after a rehab. What do you love most about the house/neighborhood? We love the neighborhood because it combines Savannah’s old, southern gothic charm with the energy of the revitalizing Starland District. We love the house because it feels like a large cottage. Even though the house is large, it feels small, intimate, and cozy. What role do you see the Revolving Fund playing in Savannah and its various neighborhoods? HSF saved our house several years before we bought it; it may have collapsed or been torn down by the city without intervention. The Revolving Fund can save similar houses and keep them around long enough for people like us to rehabilitate them. Why is historic preservation important? People care about visiting or living in a place because a “sense of place” is a powerful draw. It grounds the experience and it makes it special. Historic preservation is about maintaining the fabric of a place so that this feeling continues from year to year. Historic preservation is about smart, sustainable growth and use of space; without it, people and places lose meaning.

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To me, the Revolving Fund represents HSF’s mission and values in action. By stepping in to protect important properties in often critical condition, HSF is going beyond advocacy and education by actually taking the risks to acquire and stabilize property. That’s the first step to clear the path for eventual preservation work.

What would you say to others who are considering taking on a historic home rehab? Rehabilitating a home with no experience, no tangible construction skills, and a limited bank account is crazy. Many people told us it was crazy, and they were right but we are so happy that we did it anyway. It will take longer than you think, cost more than you think, and stretch your patience considerably. But the end result will make the entire project worth it several times over. Practically speaking, we would recommend that you don’t rush; interview as many contractors and as many owners of similar projects as possible.

Having provided the funding for this project, why is historic preservation important to you and Queensborough? Queensborough National Bank and Trust Co. is a true community bank, which means investing locally in a way that benefits the community. There is no better way to demonstrate that than by providing funding for projects like this that can literally change streets and sometimes…whole neighborhoods. What are your thoughts on the rehab of 205 W. 41st? I am really blown away by the finished product. It never ceases to amaze me to see a house go from being a boarded up eyesore to one of the most beautiful on the street. I saw the house before renovation, and I visited several times during the project, so I witnessed firsthand the many challenges and long hours involved. I applaud Matt and Giselle for their vision. This project took a lot of imagination and patience.

What has been the most rewarding part of this project for you? We held our wedding reception at the house only a week after it was complete. Standing on our porch surrounded by all the people we love was an unbelievable, surreal experience.

What would your advice be to those seeking funding for such a project in the future?

What have you learned about the house and its history that you found interesting or surprising? We were surprised to learn that our house was originally one story when it was built in 1910 (we learned this from the Sanborn maps). The second story was added later, most likely in the 1930s.

Really do your homework on the numbers and be conservative and realistic with both your budget and timeline. Also be prepared to tell the “story” behind the project and describe the finished product and its uses. This is the time when a good relationship with a banker will prove to be very valuable. Put together a project team with lots of experience. In general, try to eliminate as many of the unknown risks as possible up front.


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1 HSF has recognized projects and individuals with Preservation Awards almost as long as the organization has been in existence. The annual Preservation Awards program plays an important role in fulfilling HSF’s mission of advocacy, education and community involvement by highlighting projects - and the people behind them that keep our city vibrant and progressive. In 2016, HSF presented awards to eleven projects that achieved success in the preservation, rehabilitation, restoration, and interpretation of our architectural and cultural heritage.




1 - 21 Houston Street, 2a/b - Broughton Street Collection, 3 - 222 E. 32nd Street, 4 - 128 W. Liberty Street, 5 - 122 E. 38th Street, 6 - 148 Price Street, 7 - 130 Habersham Street, 8 - Telfair Academy, 9 - 307 & 309 W. Waldburg Street, 10 - 521 East Gaston Street, 11 - Tybee Post Theater Historic Savannah Foundation : 2016 Annual Report


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served two terms on its Endowment Committee, was a key supporter of the restoration of the Kennedy Pharmacy, and played a key role in HSF’s recently completed and successful $1.5m Capital Campaign. When he was Chair of HSF’s Board of Trustees, Dale moved the backlogged inventory of historic buildings in the Revolving Fund just like he moved car inventory in his business. He also imposed greater financial discipline on the organization—something HSF maintains today.

A Letter from Alfred McGuire Principal of Woodville Tompkins Technical and Career High School sings the praises of HSF and our Hands on History Program.

Dale C. Critz, Sr. The Davenport Trophy, HSF’s highest award and the recognized pinnacle of preservation in Savannah, is given only when warranted. Named for the house whose rescue was HSF’s charter project, the Davenport Trophy is earned from a lifetime of significant achievements that not only evince and advance HSF’s work, but that truly stand out among a crowded field of citizens who have done good deeds for preservation over the years. This year, Dale C. Critz, Sr. was acknowledged with this award for his tremendous service and generosity to preservation over several decades. This award also recognizes his family’s substantial generosity to HSF, and it is shared with his wife Lila, son Dale, daughter Cay, and his four beloved grandchildren. Dale was president of HSF in the early 1970s, and has remained a force with HSF even today. He was chair of the Davenport House Committee,

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Through the Hands on History (HOH) Program, students gain a deeper understanding of Savannah’s heritage and the positive and lasting impacts of historic preservation. Many of our students have participated in this program and always share the many rich stories about the history, architecture, and cultural nuances of our city.

The program reaches our students through engaging programming and a list of experts and professionals both outside of the classroom and in the field. When students gain a better understanding for their community’s heritage, they gain appreciation for its value which, in turn, helps them feel more vested in its protection and promotion. After participating in the Hands on History program, many students have found a way to give back to their community through many civic efforts. As you can see I am proud of the work done by the Historic Savannah Foundation and specifically the Hands on History program. This program has had a lasting and worthy impact on the students they impact.

Additionally, the Hands on History program also supports the work being done in the classroom by

Alfred McGuire Principal

Since the beginning of our partnership, HSF has played a significant role in the success of our student body. Our students are immersed in history and culture through the unique and relevant programming.

Not only does Dale give his time and money to restore Savannah’s homes, but he does so with infectious enthusiasm. It is evident through his work with the Davenport House, Telfair Academy and Owens-Thomas House that he really loves historic buildings and the stability they represent. And, when he’s not doing it himself, he’s connecting HSF with others and leveraging all this community has to offer.

”God put me here and made me successful, and I’ve been able to help others by giving back.”

our teachers. After a recent review of our testing data, Woodville Tompkins exceeded the state average on both the 2014-2015 and the 2015-2016 US History statewide exams. A testament to the work done by our teachers and support given through the Hands on History program.

Woodville Tompkins Technical and Career High School

- Dale Critz Dale has been particularly helpful in emphasizing the importance of keeping HSF’s financial records in order and keeping the organization on sound financial footing. He has been a magnet for volunteers and leaders to this organization, and the example he sets for others to follow and the people he brings to our table are two very tangible expressions of his leadership style.

“When students gain a better understanding for their community’s heritage, they gain appreciation for its value which, in turn, helps them feel more vested in its protection and promotion.”

From an article in the Savannah Morning News from a number of years ago, Dale summed up his biggest lesson in life this way: ”God put me here and made me successful, and I’ve been able to help others by giving back.” To that, HSF says thank you and amen.

- Alfred McGuire


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HANDS ON HISTORY PROGRAM The Hands On History (HOH) Program offers middle and high school students the opportunity to experience, first-hand, the positive impacts of historic preservation by engaging students throughout the entire school year. Whether it’s through projects like Box City, where students learn the basics of architecture, urban planning and community development, or through coordinated field trips and visiting professionals, students gain an understanding of Savannah’s heritage and a deeper appreciation of our unique community. School-year programming is complemented by an annual HOH Summer Camp, which hosted its largest attendance yet in 2016. Working with partner schools—

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HANDS ON HISTORY PROGRAM Savannah Early College and Woodville Tompkins Technical and Career High School—HSF has increased the number of students reached each year, and we continue to refine and enrich the programming offered. As we move into another school year, HSF will begin working on a pilot program to expand the HOH Program to a third school, which will both increase and diversify our student base. This continued success for the program is in large part thanks to the support and underwriting of Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation and our HOH Camp sponsors, JE Dunn Construction and the City of Savannah Department of Cultural Affairs’ Weave-A-Dream grant.


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urban slavery. Several noteworthy accessions took place in 2016-2017. Family members of Robert Kennedy gave the Museum a number of objects related to the original owner of the Kennedy Pharmacy. In December, a doll—which was mysteriously squirreled away in the Museum’s rafters years ago—was gifted to the DH by the Gregg Museum of Art at the North Carolina State Museum. A number of pieces of Chinese exportware were also acquired in the spring to replace a set loaned to the DH by the Telfair Museum. The new ceramics will be featured during the End-of-Year Celebrations interpretation in December.


The DH’s fundraiser at Delta Plantation was a tremendous success thanks to a capable volunteer committee, sponsors and generous property owners. Thirteen Savannah Arts Academy Junior Interpreters trained at the DH and became guides in the fall of 2015. Ben Head, longtime shop manager, retired after 19 years of service, and Gaye Kurmas was hired to succeed Ben. We thank Ben and wish Gaye the best in her new position. This fiscal year began with two new partnerships: 1) Diamond Tours which brings motor coach visitors to Savannah and 2) Old Town Trolley Tours, which added the Museum as a stop on its Ghosts and Gravestones evening program. A new living history program began in October, Stranger Than Fiction: An Exploration of the Extraordinary in Old Savannah, about the things that made people scared in the 1820s. Playwright Raleigh Marcell received a “Person of Excellence” award from the Coastal Museums Association in recognition of this and his many other works created on behalf of the Davenport House Museum. Following a community Ad Hoc Committee Meeting in September, the Museum hired Doug Mund of dmdg2. A nationally respected museum designer, Doug recently opened an office in Savannah and he was anxious to help plan the evolution of the Davenport House/Kennedy Pharmacy. During the year, Doug facilitated Campus Master Planning activities which resulted in exciting plans to use and interpret the entire site. To complement this, a gathering of experts - scholars, preservationists and interpretative specialists - met in August to comment on Mund’s plans and to make recommendations on an exhibition expanding the Museum’s analysis of Historic Savannah Foundation : 2016 Annual Report

Ben Head retired, shop manager

Playwright Raleigh Marcell


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an interview with

If the Davenport House is HSF’s flagship property, then the Revolving Fund is HSF’s flagship program. For more than 50 years, HSF has put its money where its mouth is by acquiring endangered properties, stabilizing them, placing conservation easements on them, and reselling them to preservation minded buyers. There has been no more effective or dramatic catalyst for preservation in Savannah than HSF’s much ballyhooed and oft-imitated Revolving Fund. Not only have more than over 360 buildings been saved, but that work has spawned three and four times that number in positive ripple effects.


HSF Revolving Fund has helped save over 360 historic properties since it was created in 1960, but perhaps no save in recent memory has been more celebrated then the rehabilitation of 1004 E. Park Ave. by Lonnie Coulter and his fiancé Shannon Bailey . The eclectic Victorian house was endangered when HSF first purchased it just prior to the collapse of the housing market in 2008. After holding it for several years, Lonnie and Shannon purchased it and set about restoring it, doing much of the work themselves. Tragically, Shannon passed away this year in a car accident. Lonnie has continued the work they began together as a tribute to Shannon and their life together.

What drew you to the house at 1004 E. Park Ave? It was such an interesting project. Shannon and I could see the potential in this structure. It was a gorgeous lot, and overall, the property had a lot going for it. When we looked at the structure, it was in great shape, which was definitely a strong selling point. Plus, I knew that I had the expertise and the equipment that would allow us to recreate and restore some of the more original features and ornamentation. The house had a very unusual form for Savannah, which ended up affecting many aspects of its wonderful history. Overall, a number of factors drew us in and continue to delight us still today. What role do you see the Revolving Fund playing in Savannah and its various neighborhoods? The revolving fund seems to be the last bastion in the lives of these structures that really need some extreme TLC. Ironically, they are the first bastion in saving and transforming these areas that once shone so much brighter. I think that the revolving fund does a great job of locating properties that will positively impact neighborhoods once renovated. Once an HSF property begins improving the block, it gives other investors the reassurance that might be needed to invest in the area as well. What would you say to others who are considering taking on a historic home rehab? Become familiar with what techniques you might need to know that are specific to the property in question, and gather a team of people with whom you can consult with confidence. If you’re planning to do most of the work yourself, set some basic timelines, but know that you are going to encounter adversity along the way. Most importantly, think about how long the project

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Several years ago, HSF targeted the Thomas Square Streetcar Historic District and has been using the Revolving Fund in that neighborhood to stem the tide of blight and spark revitalization—especially along Whitaker Street. So, in 2015, HSF sold 2313 Whitaker Street—which had been saved earlier the same year. Most recently, HSF rallied to acquire and save 521 E. Bolton Street. This two-story Victorian home was vacant for years and was cited by the City as dangerous due to a precarious front porch. The very real threat of demolition was thwarted when HSF purchased and immediately secured and

might take, and consider if you think you can endure the journey. If you don’t think you’ll be having fun for any extended period of time, maybe you should seek out a different project that better suits your needs. What has been the greatest challenge and the most rewarding part of this project for you? Since Shannon and I started the project and undertook most of the initial work ourselves, the greatest challenge has been managing and coordinating all the components that made the project possible: financing, documentation, receipts, isurance, drawings, permits, verification, inspection, research, rentals, scheduling, and so forth. Working on the actual project was hard at times because there were a lot of background items that needed to be addressed. The most rewarding part of the project is seeing how things we had planned years ago are falling into place here at the end of the project. It’s rewarding to know the project will be done soon, that we made it happen, and we can be a part of the home’s history long into the future.

cleaned the property. HSF is evaluating plans for the building—whether to flip or, perhaps, take on the rehabilitation and adaptive use of the building. Built in 1900 for Newton R. Yonge, a conductor for the Plant System Railroad, this house on Bolton Street represents the further development of the middle-upper class suburb begun shortly after the Civil War, when Forsyth Park was expanded by 20 acres to the south – making up what we now know today as the Victorian District. Originally built as a single family home, the building was converted to a duplex in the 1920s. The floorplan is still configured as two separate units - one downstairs, one upstairs. In planning for its rehabilitation, HSF is looking at various models for preserving the building - including partnering with an investor who could take advantage of available tax incentives. To date, the failing porch - which was not original - has been removed, the property has been secured, and a volunteer work-day was held in September to clean out the house. Stay tuned.

What have you learned about the house and its history that you found interesting or surprising? We’ve learned a lot about the Snedeker family and their development of this new suburb, Collinsville, at the turn of the twentieth century. We believe that the home may have played a role in Savannah’s prohibition era because of several interesting quirks/amendments found around the house. Studying how the home changed structurally over the years with additions and subtractions is also fascinating, and we’re finding more that supplements our understanding each day.


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Volunteers make a difference for HSF each and every day! With a packed calendar, HSF could not do what we do without faithful volunteers. HSF’s staff, in particular, are grateful for the support received and camaraderie shared with friendly folks who help execute our litany of programs and events.


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It would be impossible for HSF to do what it does without the an army of faithful volunteers which serve our mission. One of the most dedicated volunteers is Sam Carroll, owner of Carroll Construction, who also serves on HSF’s Revolving Fund committee. Sam was awarded “Volunteer of the Year” by HSF at the Preservation Awards in May.

What inspires you to give of your time to HSF and its mission? The preservation of Savannah’s heritage is important to the success of the city of Savannah and it’s residents. I give my time to HSF because everyone in the city benefits from the work of HSF. As a committee member, what role do you see the Revolving Fund playing in Savannah and its various neighborhoods? Identifying, acquiring, and saving blighted buildings preserves the culture, heritage and communities of Savannah. Restoring at-risk structures increases the density, and block-by-block can save a neighborhood. Why is historic preservation important? It preserves the history and districts of the city. It gives the residents and visitors a frame of reference to how we lived and how neighborhoods flourished. What has been your favorite HSF project you have volunteered on? Why?

The fiscal year kicked off with HSF’s largest annual fundraising event – the Diamond Anniversary Gala which celebrated sixty years of preservation success in Savannah. This beautiful event attracted more than 450 guests and was the success it was due to our loyal volunteers and supporters. Nearly 50 volunteers worked shoulder to shoulder over the course of the whole year and then—intensely— for three days leading up to this monumental event. But HSF enjoys volunteers in remarkable numbers throughout the year. The Race for Preservation drew 66 volunteers to execute our most successful race in its 10 year history. Everything from packet pick-up, beverage and food stands, and 5k and 10k turnaround water stations were enhanced by

Professionally, a lot of your contracts are historic rehabs? Why? What about those projects are attractive? I’ve always loved the challenge of a rehab project, even the first houses I did for myself in the early days. Now I have a reputation for putting things back together. I like that its like a puzzle and that it’s difficult sometimes. The houses seem to have “personalities” and some push back harder than others when you’re trying to put them back together. In the end it’s all worth it when you see a beautifully restored home!

volunteers. And HSF’s fifth Savannah Preservation Festival saw a total of 50 volunteers engaged for the three-day program; each of them played vital roles in making the Festival not only a financial success, but an educational success as well. With community involvement central to HSF’s mission, popular community events, such as the 81st annualSavannah Tour of Homes & Gardens and the second Skidaway Island Marathon, reflect the array and depth of help we enjoy from our volunteers. There are plenty of opportunities to get involved throughout the year, so get in the game! The collective efforts required to produce HSF’s spectacular programs and events is remarkable, and we deeply appreciate the role our volunteers contribute in making it all happen.

What is the most challenging, and most fulfilling part of rehabbing an old home? I think the most fulfilling part is that we are maintaining the original scale and proportion of older homes. You can’t replicate that look and feeling now, since it’s not modern code. That also provides us the biggest challenge, which is seamlessly fitting the modern conveniences and luxuries people are used to seamlessly into the old home.

Saturday morning clean-outs, especially the ones my son has helped me with. He’s four, and so far we’ve done two together. I’m looking forward to more in the future.

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BLOCK PARTY 2015 - 2016 marked a year of several noteworthy anniversaries for historic preservation and Savannah: 1) the 50th anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act—the federal law and policy which enables Historic Savannah Foundation to do much of its work, 2) the Centennial of the National Park Service (and its thousands of historic resources in parks, and especially 3) the 50th anniversary of Savannah’s designation as a National Historic Landmark District. Without these significant pieces of legislation and recognition, our Historic Landmark District would look very different from what we see today. What better place to host a party in honor of such anniversaries than on dynamic and vibrant Broughton Street? This proved to be the perfect backdrop to the Preservation Festival’s Block Party. HSF and the 13th Colony young professionals group worked in tandem to create a fun, vibrant, and interactive atmosphere for more than 1200 attendees. Among many activities, attendees were encouraged to answer the question “What does preservation mean to you?” HSF captured those remarks on a chalk board. Respect of culture, traditions, people and place, saving the past for the future, and enjoying this beautiful city among others inspire our work. The energy and buzz created by the dynamic educational booths provided by HSF, DPR Construction, Floor and Décor, Guerry Lumber, SCAD, Savannah Technical College, and the National Park Service were punctuated by a lively performance from Missionary Blues.

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How Broughton Street Got Its Name . . . Named for Thomas Broughton of South Carolina who helped General Oglethorpe with carpentry skills in Georgia’s founding days, Broughton Street began its life as a residential street during the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Its transformation to commercialism began in the 1860s as Savannah took advantage of goods brought in through the port. Residences along the thoroughfare were slowly replaced by grocers, department stores, tailors and other businesses. By 1929, a slow trend of economic decline began and by the 1950s, businesses competed with booming malls and free parking. In response, downtown store owners countered with new facades and new signage. Today, Broughton Street is enjoying extensive reinvestment and continued transformation of over 30 buildings through Ben Carter Enterprises. Broughton Street’s evolution continues to feed Savannah’s economy through retail—for residents and tourists, jobs, and an increased tax base.


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This year marked the successful conclusion of This Place Matters: The Campaign to Continue Preserving Savannah. Under the generous and able leadership of campaign co-chairs Mr. Aaron Levy and Mrs. Helen Downing, HSF completed the $1.5 million drive to support the revolving fund, the Davenport House, and our operating endowment. Not only was the campaign a financial success, but it expanded HSF’s capacity to save more historic properties, gave a stronger voice for advocacy, and provided wherewithal to lead the preservation movement in Savannah and Chatham County into the 21st century. 1772 Foundation, Inc. Dr. and Mrs. Stephen Acuff Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Adams Ms. Emma Adler Ms. Katherine Albert Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Allen Ms. Elizabeth Anderson Mr. and Mrs. Gregori Anderson Mr. and Mrs. Tak Argentinis Mr. and Mrs. William Atkinson Mr. Craig Barrow, III Mr. Gus Bell Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Bell Mr. Robert Bell Mr. Frederick Bergen Ms. Martha Blessington-Padilla Mr. David Bloomquist Mr. and Mrs. Scott Boice Dr. and Mrs. Sidney Bolch, III Mr. Daniel Bradley Mr. and Mrs. Josh Brooks Mr. and Mrs. Malcolm Butler

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Mr. and Mrs. C. Lee Butler Mr. and Mrs. Park Callahan Mr. John Cay, III Mr. and Mrs. Daniel G. Carey Mr. Christopher Cay Mr. Charles H. Chewning & Mr. John T. Genmuso Ms. Dolly Chisholm & Mr. Graham Sadler Mr. Jamie Chisolm Mr. and Mrs. Frank A. Chisolm Mr. and Mrs. Stuart Clifford Mr. an Mrs. John Clinard Ms. Susie Clinard & Mr. Harley Lingerfelt Mr. and Mrs. Charles Coker Mr. and Mrs. Paul Collin Ms. Frances Colon Colonial Foundation Inc. Mr. E. Bryan Connerat, Jr. Mr. Trey Cook Mr. & Mrs. Charles Cortese Ms. Dorothy Courington Ms. Jamie Credle & Mr. Raleigh Marcel Mr. Dale Critz, Sr. Mr. David Cummins Mr. Clifford Dales Mr. and Mrs. William T. Daniel Mr. and Mrs. Glen Darbyshire Mr. and Mrs. Archie Davis Mr. and Mrs. Asa Davis Mr. H. Clark Deriso Ms. Emily Dickinson Ms. Carolyn Donovan Ms. Helen Downing Mr. and Mrs. F. Reed Dulany, III Mr. and Mrs. Larry Dunn Mr. Kirk M. Duffy Mr. and Mrs. Justin Dunn Mr. and Mrs. Julius Edel Mr. Tony Eicholz Mr. Jeffrey Eley Mr. Charles Ellis Mr. Robert A. Ellis Mr. and Mrs. Wiley Ellis Ms. Amanda Everard Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Fagin Mr. and Mrs. George Fawcett Mr. and Mrs. Bob Faircloth Mr. and Mrs. Brian Felder Ms. Rebecca Fenwick Mr. T. Mills Fleming Mr. Jeffrey Freeman Mr. and Mrs. Gary Ford Mr. Kevin Ford Mansion on Forsyth Mr. and Mrs. Murray Galin Garbutt Construction Mr. Edgar L.T. Gay Mr. and Mrs. Morris Geffen

Mr. and Mrs. George Maxwell Mr. and Mrs. Don McElveen Mr. Rodman McLeod Mr. Ron Melander Mrs. Marion Mendel Mr. Robert Merritt Ms. Danielle Meunier Mr. and Mrs. Richard Middleton Mr. and Mrs. Ken Mitchell Mr. Patrick Monahan Mr. and Mrs. Don Moore Mr. and Mrs. Richard Moore Mr. and Mrs. William Moore Mr. Mills Morrison Mr. and Mrs. Peter Nelsen Ms. Terri O’Neil Mr. and Mrs. Timothy O’Toole Mr. Thomas Owens Mr. and Mrs. David Paddison Mr. J.R. Paddison Mr. and Mrs. James Pannell Paula Deen Enterprises, LLC Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Pennington Mr. Michael Powers Prince Bush Smith Hotels Ms. Patricia Pritchard Mr. and Mrs. Gary Radke Col. & Mrs. Henry M. Reed ll Ms. Christie Register Ms. Charlotte Rehmert Mr. Daniel Reitman Ms. Eleanor Rhangos & Mr. Daniel Bromstad Mr. Paul Robinson Ms. Anne Roise Mr. Carl Rosengart Ms. Barbara Ruddy Mr. and Mrs. Hurley Ryan Mr. and Mrs. Roger Samuel Mr. and Mrs. Carl Sassano Ms. Elaine Seabolt Mr. and Mrs. Jason Shirah Ms. Ebony Simpson Mr. Mark V. Smith Mr. Roger Smith and Mr. Kevin Peek Mr. and Mrs. Chris Smoke Mr. and Mrs. Philip Solomons Ms. Sue Solomon Ms. Helen Steward Mr. Stan Strickland Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Stubbs Ms. Isabel Stuebe Mr. Charles Taylor and Mr. Samir Nikocevic Mr. Arnold Tenenbaum Mr. and Mrs. Sheldon Tenenbaum The Beehive Foundation The Chatham Foundation The Colony Bank Mr. and Mrs. Hue Thomas

Mr. Justin Godchaux Mr. Jay Goldstein Mr. Hugh Golson Ms. Theodora Gongaware Mr. John Gooch Ms. Vaughnette Goode-Walker Ms. Cornelia Groves Ms. Susan Hancock Mr. and Mrs. Holden Hayes Mr. Benjamin Head Mr. Lawrence Hendrix, Jr. Mr. Austin Hill Dr. and Mrs. Dow Hoffman Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Hoppe Ms. Kathleen Horne & Mr. Carl Pedigo Mr. Charles Izlar Ms. Linda Jaeger Mr. and Mrs. Robert Jepson Mr. William Johnston Mr. and Mrs. Jack Jones, Jr. Mr. Carlton Joyce Mr. Martin Karp Mr. and Mrs. Howard Kearns, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Keber Mr. and Mrs. Josh Keller Mr. Austin Kennedy Mr. James Kidd Mr. Leftwich Kimbrough Mr. and Mrs. Ted Kleisner Mr. James Kluttz Mr. and Mrs. Donald Kole Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Kole Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Kramer Mr. Lowell Kronowitz Mr. Ronald Kronowitz Mr. and Mrs. Howard Lamar Ms. Sarah Lamar and Mr. Scott Gress Mr. and Mrs. Brendan LaMarche Ms. Joyce Langley Ms. Chloe Lenderman Ms. Patricia Leonard and Mr. Lewis Leonard Mr. J. Stanley Lester Mr. and Mrs. B.H. Levy, Jr. Levy Family Foundation Mr. J. Curtis Lewis, III Mr. and Mrs. Angus Littlejohn Mr. and Mrs. William Lovett Mr. and Mrs. Steven Lowden Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Lyman Mr. Ken Martin & Mr. Ron Anderson Mr. Robert Martin Mr. Van Jones Martin Mr. Gordon Matthews


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Mr. Douglas Thomson Mr. and Mrs. R.E. Thorpe, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Tom Tisch Mr. and Mrs. Robert Tomhave Dr. and Mrs. Paul Tootfeld Casper R. Callen Trust Mr. and Mrs. John Tucker Mr. Jim Turner Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Wade Ms. Elizabeth Ward Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Washburn Mr. and Mrs. Pete Wenzlick Ms. Anne West Mr. and Mrs. Pendleton White Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Wilford Mr. and Mrs. Ge-Juan Wilkes Mr. Alan Williams Mr. B. Franklin Williams, Jr. Ms. Deborah Williams Ms. Suzanne Williams Mr. and Mrs. Tony Wilson Ms. Emily Winburn Ms. Lois Wooten Mr. Walter Wright Mr. and Mrs. David Young Mr. John Zellars, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Michael Zoller Membership HSF General Members 1733 Society Members Ms. Emma Adler Dr. and Mrs. Stephen C. Allen Mr. and Mrs. Charles Cortese Mr. and Mrs. Dale Critze, Sr. Dr. and Mrs. Dow Hoffman Mr. and Mrs. Aaron M. Levy Mr. Robert Long and Ms. Tracy L. Steen Mrs. Carol Sawdye and Mr. Johno Morisano Mr. and Mrs. Howard J. Morrison, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. James L. Pannell Mrs. Elizabeth Sprague Mr. and Mrs. Sheldon U. Tenenbaum Dr. Stephanie Joy Sweeney Restorer Members Dr. Susan R. and Mr. Thomas A. Colgrove Mr. and Mrs. Glen M. Darbyshire Mr. and Mrs. George Fawcett Mr. and Mrs. Samuel A. George, Jr. Ms. Kathy Horne and Mr. Carl S. Pedigo Mr. Martin L. Karp Mr. and Mrs. Donald Kole Artisan Members Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Adams Mr. Russ Aldridge Mr. and Mrs. Thomas C. Bordeaux, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Daniel G. Carey

Mr. and Mrs. Stuart Clifford Mr. Lonnie Coulter Mr. and Mrs. Timothy E. Coy Mr. Jeffrey S. Eley and Mr. Gregory Vaughan Mr. Robert S. Glenn Jr. Mr. Jim Graves Mr. and Mrs. Ted J. Kleisner Ms. Sarah H. Lamar Dr. and Mrs. James G. Lindley, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Monahan Ms. Gaye S. Reese Mr. and Mrs. W. Hurley Ryan, Jr. Ms. Swann Seiler Mr. and Mrs. Ken Sirlin Mr. and Mrs. Philip Solomons, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Hue Thomas III Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Wilford Conservator Members Ms. Katherine Albert Mrs. Leah Bailey Mr. Mark Bennett Mr. and Mrs. Scott K. Boice Ms. Anne Whitton Bolyea Dr. and Mrs. Franklyn Bousquet Dr. and Mrs. Chad Brock Eleanor Rhangos and Daniel Bromstad Mr. and Mrs. Joshua Brooks Mr. and Mrs. David C. Bushnell Mr. Charles H. Chewning and Mr. John T. Gennuso Mr. and Mrs. Asa B. Davis Mr. Washington Dender and Mr. Litchfield Carpenter Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Donegan Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Ellis Mr. and Mrs. James Fredrick Mr. and Mrs. Joe Herring Ms. Erica Scales and Mr. Stephen H. Hooten Mr. and Mrs. George Hubbs Mr. and Mrs. Joshua Keller Mr. and Mrs. James E. Kluttz Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Kole Mr. and Mrs. Wilder G. Little Mr. and Mrs. Angus C. Littlejohn, Jr. Mr. Jay Massey and Mr. James W. Martin The Reverend and Mrs. George M. Maxwell Carolee F. and George H. Moore, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Donald H. Moore Mrs. Susan Myers Mr. and Mrs. Mark W. Nichols Dr. Melissa C. Parker Ms. Audrey Platt Mr. Nicholas C. Procaccini Mrs. Lombard M. Reynolds


Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Rooney Ms. Dolly Chisholm and Mr. Graham Sadler Mr. Brian K. Sapp Mr. Billy M. Stone Mrs. William Stuebe Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Thorpe Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Wiley A. Wasden, III Mr. and Mrs. G. Mason White Mr. and Mrs. Roland B. Williams Mr. and Mrs. Roy Williams Mrs. Susan N. Williams Mr. and Mrs. David A. Young Dr. and Mrs. Michael Zoller Hearth Members Dr. and Mrs. D. Stephen Acuff Reggie and Donna R. Adamson Mr. and Mrs. Frederic Beil Mr. Robert K. Bell, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Brown Dr. Blake Caldwell and Dr. Joel Rosenstock Mr. and Mrs. Charles B. Compton, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Richard E. Coyle Mr. and Mrs. E. Brian Culver Mr. and Mrs. Edwin H. Culver Mr. and Mrs. Stephen A. Edwards Mr. James B. Farmer Mr. and Mrs. Brian E. Fingerle Mr. and Mrs. Murray Galin Mr. Phillip B. Carter and Mr. Seth Goodman Mr. and Mrs. Kent Gregory

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The Honorable W. H. Durrence, Jr. and Ms. Barbara Gatens Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Hoppe, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Donald C. Howe Mr. and Mrs. Douglas R. Jacobs Drs. Monica and Jeffrey Kenney Dr. Brian and Joan Kornblatt Dr. and Mrs. J. Stanley Lester Dr. and Mrs. J. Robert Logan Mr. and Mrs. William H. Lovett Mr. Gordon K. Matthews Dr. George H. Meck Mr. and Mrs. Eric Meyerhoff Holly Montford Mr. and Mrs. David Murph Dr. and Mrs. Dennis Myers Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Olson Mr. and Mrs. Peter Paolucci Dr. Amanda Parks Mr. and Mrs. Allan L. Peakes Mr. and Mrs. Jason C. Pedigo Mr. Albert B. Peetoom Dr. and Mrs. Paul Pressly Col. and Mrs. Henry M. Reed, II Mrs. Laura Ross Ms. Shea Slemmer and Mr. Paul Miller Mr. and Mrs. Christian B. Sottile Dr. and Mrs. Joseph T. Stubbs, Jr. The Kaminsky Family Dr. and Mrs. Jules Victor III Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Vinyard

Dr. and Mrs. William H. Wallace Mr. and Mrs. Ron Washburn Mr. and Mrs. Brian West Dr. and Mrs. Leslie Wilkes TheVery Rev. Dr. and Mrs. William Willoughby III Dr. Ken Zapp and Ms. Cindy Kelley Sustainer Members Mr. James A. Abraham Mr. Brad Baugh Mrs. Martha Blessington-Padilla Ms. Nancy S. Boyd Mr. and Mrs. Malcolm Butler Mr. Bob Christian Ms. Dianne Clabaugh Ms. Susie Clinard and Mr. Harley Lingerfelt Ms. Dorothy S. Colling Mr. Stephen P. Dantin Dr. Marie Dent Mrs. Jane A. Feiler Mrs. Cecile D. Folan Mr. Michael M. Franck Dr. Theodora L. Gongaware Mrs. Robert Groves, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. E. Howard Hackney Mr. Lynford B. Hadwin Mr. Andrew M. Ham Joan M. Heyward Mr. Michael Higgins

Mr. and Mrs. Mark Hiott Mr. and Mrs. Sam Inglesby, Jr. Dr. Russell Ivy Mrs. Suzanne Wallace Karpf Mr. and Mrs. Eldon Kennedy Mrs. Joel Lynch Mr. Jesse J. Napoli Daphne T. Nash Mr. and Mrs. Ali M. Nasr Mr. and Mrs. John L. Neely Ms. Terri O’Neil Mrs. John O. Paull Dr. and Mrs. Gary Radke Mr. and Mrs. Joseph O. Saseen Ms. Carmela Spinelli Mrs. Francine P. Stenz Mr. and Mrs. Brooks Stillwell Mrs. Nan Taylor Dr. and Mrs. Robert Tomhave Ms. Malissa White Mrs. Lois Wooten Mr. Dana R. Zipperer Mr. and Mrs. Glen A. Zittrouer 13th Colony Young Professionals (Household) Mr. and Mrs. Matthew M. Finley Ms. Lindsay Fleege Ms. Nancy Fullbright and Mr. Peter Hendy Mr. and Mrs. John Justice


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Mr. and Mrs. John Manly Mr. and Mrs. Harris Martin Mr. and Mrs. Jerramy McGee Dr. and Mrs. John L. Mikell Mr. and Mrs. Philip H. Peters, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas M. Reeves Mr. Eric Chin and Mr. Jonathan Stalcup Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Stengel Mr. and Mrs. Josh Ward 13th Colony Young Professionals (Individual) Mrs. Jamie S. Arkins Mr. Ryan Arvay Mr. Patrick Barkley Mr. Ross Cairney Mr. William C. Cook Mr. Libin Daniel Mr. Luke Dorman Ms. Rebecca Fenwick Mr. Will Gallagher Ms. Alison K. Garnjost Mr. Justin Gunther Mr. Jack Hall III Mr. Hunter Hall Ms. Maggie E. Harney Mr. and Mrs. John Harper Ms. Ellen I. Harris Mr. Dylan M. Herod Mr. Ed Hissam

Ms. Melissa B. Kendrick Mr. James Kidd Mr. Adam King Miss. Shannon G. Lancaster Ms. Meghan E. Lowe Ms. Chassidy Malloy Mrs. Stella R. Mathews Ms. Janet Miller Mr. Steven C. Morgan Mr. Wayne Murphy Ms. Jessica G. Pedigo Ms. Jennifer Rutherford Ms. Christine Ryan Ms. Laura Seifert Mr. R. Myers Truluck, Jr. Ms. Courtney L. Valentine Preserver Members Mr. George Abelson Mr. Steven Adams Mr. Andrew Albert Mr. and Mrs. Michael Ambrose Mr. Gregori S. Anderson Mr. William Anthony Ms. Vanessa Asterman Mr. Chris Austin Ms. Shana Axemaker Mr. Frederick J. Bailey Mr. Scott Bakes Mrs. Martha A. Barnes


Ms. Kymberli Barrett Ms. Beth Barrow Mr. Stephen Barrow Mr. and Mrs. Jim Bartelme Ms. Bernessa Batts Mr. and Mrs. Ben Baxter Mr. and Mrs. Alfred N. Beadleston, IV Mr. and Mrs. William B. Beaman Mr. Robert B. Beecher Ms. Christine Belsom Ms. Mindy Berceli Ms. Christi Bergmann Mr. and Mrs. John Bertram Mr. David Bevins Mr. Mason Bidnick Ms. Mathilde L. Billheimer Ms. Heather Bink Christopher Bell and Miranda Bissonnet Ms. Mary Ann Blalock Mr. Lee N. Bledsoe Ms. Rosemary Bodaford Mr. Austin Bolay Mr. and Mrs. Zachary Bowling Ms. Rebecca Ross-Bown Mr. Patrick Boyle Ms. Cindy Boyle Ms. Emily Brady Mr. and Mrs. Brian Kenworthy Ms. Jennifer Brookins Ms. Leona Brooks Ms. Rose Brooks Mr. Michael Brown Ms. Donna Bryant Ms. Christi Buckner Miss. Allison Buker Lee Burke Mr. David Burkoff Ms. Tracy Burnsed Ms. Ashley Butler Ms. Tiffany E. Caron Ms. Gene B. Carpenter Ms. Erinn Carter Ms. Gina Casagrande Mrs. Karen D. Cassard Mr. Jordon Chase Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Choy Mr. Robert A. Ciucevich Mr. Michael Clark Ms. Ashleigh Clark Mr. David Clark Ms. Marisa Clay Mr. Nick Clay Mr. Chuck Cliett Mrs. Pamela F. Clinard Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Cogar Jeff Cole and Trenton Cole Canada Coleman Dana Collins Mr. Daniel Comite Mr. Pearce Connerat Historic Savannah Foundation : 2016 Annual Report

Mr. and Mrs. E. Bryan Connerat, Jr. Mr. Jack Considine Mr. and Mrs. William C. Coonce Mr. Timothy Cooper Ms. Shanna Copeland Mr. Jay Cousins Santanna Cowan Mr. Gerald D. Cowart Mr. Barry Crawford Ms. Kristen Crawley Mr. William H. Crawley Mr. Ryan Crayne Ms. Heidi Cross Mr. Daniel Crovatt Mr. and Mrs. Tim Czarnecki Ms. Tara Daniel Mr. Charles E. Daniels Ms. Deborah Cooling Davis and Mr. Ashton Davis Ms. Grace Davis Mr. and Mrs. Neal Davis Ms. Twila Davis The Dawson Family Mr. Josh Delgado Ms. Jean Deloe Ms. Brittany Demott Jacinda Denicola Ms. Ruby Derouen Mr. Robert Dicroce Ms. Liza DiMarco Margaret Dixon and Emily Dixon Cornelia Dodge Ms. Linda L Dolecki Ashley Dorsey Ms. Ansley Drake Ms. Elizabeth Drinnon Ms. Julia Dumas The Rev. Gavin Dunbar Mr. and Mrs. Tom Durrence Steve and Carter Eagle Ms. Susan Lowrey Flaherty Enocha Van Lierop-Edenfield Mr. Robert M. Edgerly Mr. Leonard Elkins Ms. Janis Ellington Ms. Jane Elwell Mr. and Mrs. Reed L. Engle Mrs. Cookie Espinoza Mr. and Mrs. J. Christopher Everard China Fagan Mr. Kevin Faircloth Hannah Farley Mr. Bob Farr The Felder Family Sarah Keatings and Vanesa Menna Fernandez Ms. Melanie Finnegan Allison Zummo, Sydney Birdmingham and Todd Fledtcher Ms. Faye Forbes

Yolanda Fontaine and Gabrielle Fontaine Mr. Kevin Ford Ms. Brooker Forkin Ms. Courtney Fox Shaun Franklin Ms. Vanessa Frazier Ms. Yvonne Frazier Mr. Jeffrey Freeman Mr. Christopher Frew Ms. Lynn M. Fritts Mr. and Mrs. David Fuchs Michele Futrell Mr. Shane Gaither Ms. Elaine Gallagher Ms. Nicole Gallup Mr. Rick Garman Ken Gaylord and Mason Gaylord Siobhan Gehrs Mr. and Mrs. Gregg Geiger Paul and Tonya Gentle Ms. Nicole Giannattasio Ms. Liz Gilan Ms. Christy Gilbert Mr. Benjamin B. Gillespie Mr. Mark Glendenning Mr. Richard N. Glendinning Ms. Carolyn N. Glenn Ms. Catherine S. Glenn Mr. Chris Godfrey Mr. Andrew Goforth Mr. Jeff Goldman Mr. Hugh S. Golson Maribel Gomez Mr. David Goodell Mrs. Vaughnette Goode-Walker Adam and Amanda Grant Geoffrey Gress, Peter Gress and Thomas Gress Mr. Patrick Griffin Mr. Kyle Griffith Mr. and Mrs. David Grosse Ms. Colleen Guetherman Celeste and Cyril Guichard Ms. Annette Guillory Ms. Linda Kay Haase Mr. Tyler Haddock Mr. Nicholas Hagin Ms. Melissa Hall Mr. Robert B. Hallock Karen Halloran and Meredith Halloran Dr. and Mrs. O. Emerson Ham, Jr. Mr. Troy Hammond Mr. Ryan Harkness Mr. and Mrs. Brad Harmon Mr. Thomas Harper Mr. Kent M. Harrington Justley and Tiffany Harston Blaire Harter Ms. Alicia Harvey

Ms. Allyson Harvin Blu Harvin Mr. Jonathan Hathaway Mr. Victor Haugen Mr. Larry Hayes Mr. Harold Hayes Mr. Jeffrey Heeder Jens Heider Dr. Hans Heinsbroek Mr. Patrick Hession Dr. Thomas Hetherington Mr. Roy Hill Mr. Anthony Hintds Ms. Doranne Hipp Christopher Deen and Ronnie Hirsch Mrs. Suzanne Hirst-Plucker Ms. Kathy Hirt Ms. Hilary Ho Bishop Hodge Gayle Hofeling and Sophia Hofeling Ms. Megan Holcomb Mr. and Mrs. Chris Holland Ms. Courtney Holliday Mrs. Julia Holliday Mr. Chris Hollingsworth Ms. Lori Hollingsworth Lee Hoover Ms. Sarah Housman Ms. Celia Howell Mr. Keith Howington Mr. and Mrs. Alex Hudmon Mr. Sigmund Hudson Ms. Amy Hughes Ms. Cyndi Husick Ms. Denise Van Huss Ms. Noreen Hux Chris Harrrington and Lauren Hyatt Ms. Nicole Hyatt Mr. Peter Igyarto Mr. Kevin L. Iocovozzi Mr. Robert Irvin Ms. Caroline Jackson Mr. and Mrs. Joshua Jackson Mr. Jason Jacobs Abel Zepeda and Erika Jaramillo Ms. Gabriela Jasin Mr. and Mrs. Felton Jenkins III Sonchia Jilek Mr. Stuart M. Johnson Ashley Johnston Dr. and Mrs. Thomas S. Johnston Ms. Sonja Jonas Ms. Yana Jones Mr. Bryan Jones Mr. and Mrs. Jack M. Jones, Jr. Mr. Andrew Berrien Jones Mr. Karl Joseph Mr. Allen Joyce Ms. Mary Kallio Mrs. Judith N. Kaplan-Dryman 36

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Mr. and Mrs. Dale Karacostas Mr. Eli P. Karatassos Mr. Stephen Karcher Ms. Polly Keber Mr. Sean Keefe Ms. Jennifer Kenard Ms. Hayley Kenyon Mr. David Ketron Ms. Karen Keye Ms. Katie Kindred Ms. Beth Kinstler Ms. Faye Kirschner Mr. Kevin M. Klinkenberg Mr. Gregory Klukkert Ms. Jenny Kyle Ms. Elise Lacroix Ms. Marlowe B. H. Laiacona Mr. and Mrs. Howard Lamar Mr. Brad Lamb Ms. Adeline Langenburg Ms. Christina Lapaglia Mr. Brandon Lawrence Ms. Christy Lax Carolyn Golden and Marshall Lego Dr. Richard F. Leighton Dr. David K. Lerch Ms. Libby Letourneau Mr. and Mrs. Gary Levy Mr. Chuck Lipsett Bo Lisenby Ms. Margaret Livingston Ms. Angela Long Mr. Juan C. Lopez-Campillo Mr. David Lord Ms. Kristi Lowenthal Dr. Brian Luckett Mr. and Mrs. Stephen W. Lyman Mrs. Wallace Lynah Mrs. Francesca Macchiaverna Mr. Ivo Maia Kerry Maloney Mr. Karlos Manning Ms. Jasmine Manning Mr. Sean Mannion The Manocha Family Mr. Jimmy Markins Ms. Faye Markwalter Mr. and Mrs. Robert Marlowe Ms. Maria Elena Martinez Mrs. Karen Martorelli Ms. Susan Mason Ms. Anna Massey Ms. Monica Mastrianni Andre Matthews and Andre Matthews Jr. Shawn Matthews Ms. Nancy Mauldin Ms. Cyndee Maxwell Mr. Carl Maxwell Ms. Sue Maxwell Mr. and Mrs. Franklin Mayers

Ms. Marissa McCann Dr. Silas D. Mccaslin Cheryl White and Christy McClain Mr. Corey McClimans Mr. Rick McDevitt Ms. Kate McIntosh Mr. Thomas Q. McKinnon Mr. Howard McLaren Ms. Denise McLaughlin Livia McMahon and Ryan McMahon Mr. Mark W. McNutt Ms. Meredith McPherson Mr. Colin McRae Mr. Jimi Meuse Ms. Neesha Navare Michael Ms. Leah G. Michalak Mr. Peter Mierke Mr. Robert Migchelbrink Mr. and Mrs. Richard B. Miller Ms. Tiffany Miller Ms. Joan Mills Mr. and Mrs. Michael Miranda Andi Missroon Mr. and Mrs. Padgett Mixon Katie Montoya and Antonia Montoya Ms. Colleen Morcock Ms. Shanna Morgan Mr. Richard Morgan Mr. Michael Morris Mr. Mills Morrison Mr. Jason Morton Ms. Barbara Moschella Ms. Halie Moss Ms. Mindy Motlagh Mr. and Mrs. Louis Schiavone Mr. and Mrs. Paul Carter Ms. Christina Scharf and Mr. Adam Holden Ms. Donna Murley Ms. Joan Murphy Mrs. Jennifer Phelps Mykins Ms. Sabrina Nagel Mr. Shane Naniot Mr. Henry Nanninga, II Mr. and Mrs. Darrell Naylor-Johnson Ms. Crystal Neely Ms. Rosa Neidlinger Brigid Nesmith and Kiera Nesmith Mrs. Kimberly Newbold Ms. Wendy Newell Ms. Christine Newkirk Mr. James Newkirk Ms. Casey Nix Ms. Christina Norman Ms. Stefanie Nunn Mr. Kevin O’Brien Mrs. Maureen C. O’Brien Ms. Karen A. Odom Mr. Hugh D. Osborne The Osorio Family Ms. Adriana Oxfrord 37

Mr. Tom Oxnard Mr. Nick Palumbo Ms. Elena Panzitta Ms. Brittany Paone Mr. Dale Parker Venketa Parthasarathy Ms. Maegan Pate Ms. Isabel M. Pauley Mr. and Mrs. Ron Pederson Mr. Monica Peetoom Paltiel Pendergrass Janee Peters Mr. Marcus Peterson Mr. Tom Philbrick Leeca Snyder, Blake Snyder and Chris Plante Ms. Emily Polgardi Mr. and Mrs. B.J. Poole Mr. Thomas Powell Ms. Abigail Powell Ms. Gail Prescott Ms. Doris Preus Ms. Marion Pugh Mr. and Mrs. Gary Quick Ms. Lynn Rachels Andrew Peterson and Jeffrey Chad Ramsey Ms. Melissa Ramsey Teresa Lunde, Taylor Lunde and Cole Randon Mrs. Katherine J. Ratterree Mrs. June Ray Dr. and Mrs. Brian P. Redmond, Jr. Ms. Allison Reid Ms. Hannah Reiter Ms. Lisa Retelle Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan D. Rhangos Christopher Keegan and Allison Riddle

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Mr. Geoff Riehl Mrs. Benjamin R. Roach Mr. and Mrs. Rhett Robicheaux Ms. Cindy Robinett Mr. Jack Roche Ms. Julia Rodgers Ms. Antoinette Roise Mr. and Mrs. Robert Rosenwald Dr. E. G. Daves Rossell Ms. Tricia Rossig Mr. Jerry Rothschild Mr. Jason Rowe Ms. Karen Rowe Mr. Bob Rudd The Ruiz Family Mr. and Mrs. Brian Ryan Mr. and Mrs. Roger A. Samuel Mr. Dennis Sanders Ms. Sharon L. Saseen Sandy Patterson and Becky Sasser Mr. Michael W. Savidge Mr. Charles P. Sawyer Ms. Lauren Schilke Mr. Jon Schoenhorn Diedre Schofield Mr. Carmen Schooley Mr. and Mrs. Sam Scott Ms. Diana Scott Ms. Lori Sculati Mr. Raymond J. Sessman, Jr Mr. and Mrs. John B. Severance Ms. Nancy Sharpe Ms. Lindsay Sheldon Mr. John Sheley Mr. Joseph Shoemaker Mr. and Ms. Alan Sickler Ms. Amber Sides Ms. Stephanie Simmons

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Simmons Mr. Will Sims Mr. Rick Sinex Mr. Kirby Sisk Mrs. Phyllis S. Skeffington Mr. Jason Slyron Mr. Kavin Smith Mr. Mason Smith Nicola Smith and Caden Smith Mr. Courtney Smith Ms. Ciara Smith Mr. Dustin Smith Teresa Smith and Timothy Smith Ms. Anna Smith Mrs. Marla Barnes Smith Ms. Mary Ann Smith Mr. and Mrs. Chris Smith S. Chloe Smith Ms. Grace Smitham Mrs. Victoria Smoke Ms. Rose Smyth Mr. and Mrs. Jason Somers Karl and Susan Sondermann Ms. Amanda Soto Ms. Tracy Sparks Ms. Janet T. Spillane Ms. Franessa Stalter Ms. Sarah Stark Ms. Naomi Starr Mrs. Martha Stein Lea Stevens Ms. Christine Stewart Ms. Carol Ann Stovall Ms. Jill S. Strauss Mr. and Mrs. Jim Strickland Mr. Mark Stroud Ms. Jennifer Suda Dr. and Mrs. Roland S. Summers

Mark Swope and Heather Kelly-Swope Rabah Syed Mr. Matthew Syno Ms. Tiffany Talley Mr. Thomas Tanner Mr. Chuck Taylor Ms. Karen Taylor Mr. Andy Tedesco Ms. Lisa Tenerowicz Mr. Joseph Cody Thomas Bren Thomas Ms. Tricia Thomas Mr. Zachary Thomas Ms. Megan Thompson Mr. Tom Thomson Ms. Katie Tidwell Ms. Juliana Tobon Mr. Brendan Townend Mr. David Turner Ms. Felicity Turner Ms. Virginia Anne Tyree Ms. Nancy Tyson Ms. Kori Urso Mr. and Mrs. Gregory M. Vach Ms. Hannah Valentine Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Valentino Mr. Jean-Luc Vanderheyden Bradley Piehel and Kelli Vanim Mr. Alicia Varnedoe Ms. Kristin Varnes Mr. Michael Varney Eric O’Neill and Molly Walter Olive Ward and Wyeth Ward Travis Aslakson and Alyssa Warren Ms. Kelly Waters


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Melissa Watkins and Samantha Grace Watkins Mr. Randy Weeks Ms. Nancy N. Welcher Jan Wexler Mr. Joey Wheat Mr. Kenneth Wheeler Mr. and Mrs. Steve Wheelock Mr. and Mrs. Jeff White Ms. Kristin Wido Ms. MacKay Wilford Mr. B. Franklin Williams, Jr. Ms. Elizabeth Williams Ms. Susan Wilson D. Brady and Laurel Wilson Ms. Cheryl Wilson Doug Mozak and Cassie Wilson Mr. Scott Winslow Ms. Alice E. Withrow Mr. and Mrs. Joel M. Wittkamp Mrs. Ardis Ann H. Wood Kathleen O’Sullivan and Brett Woodcock Ms. Cynthia Wright Ms. Laura C. Wright Mr. Walter G.B. Wright Mr. Winter Wright Mr. and Mrs. Hayes Wyatt Mrs. Robert B. Yeomans Mrs. Elizabeth Yingling Dawn Young Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Zakrzewski Rachel Howard and Alison Zeaser Mrs. Joyce Zehl Ms. Leslie Zelinski Ms. Sandra Zimmer Ms. Christina Zimmerman Cornerstone (Student) Members Mr. Robert Barletta

Ms. Emily Florenza Ms. Kyra Frew Mrs. Olesya Golub Mr. Ryan Jarles Mr. Eli Lurie Ms. Sarah Morgan Ms. Kelly Sabia Ms. Tori Smolinski

HSF Corporate Members 1733 Society Corporate Members Ashley’s Business Solutions Chatham Orthopaedic Associates, PA Coastal States Automotive Group Critz Auto Group DPR Construction Dulany Industries, Inc. Ellsworth-Hallett, LLC Floor & Decor Georgia Power Kinder Morgan Lifecycle Construction Services, LLC. Livingoods, Inc. Savannah Morning News Seacrest Partners, Inc. The Fiduciary Group Guardian Corporate Members Ameris Bank Felder & Associates, LLC J. E. Dunn Construction Savannah State University Old Town Trolley Tours Wet Willie’s Mgmt. Corp.


Protector Corporate Members Austin Hill Realty, LLC Kole Management Company, Inc. DIRTT Environmental Solutions, Inc. Guerry Lumber Company Judge Realty The Kennickell Group Savannah Chamber of Commerce Savannah Special Events by Ranco The Cottage Shop The Parker Companies Advocate Corporate Members 17hundred90 Inn & Restaurant Dr. and Mrs. Matthew J. Allen, DDS Atlantic Records Management Co. Inc. Barnard Bottega Bellini Bouhan Falligant LLP Brasseler USA Brighter Day Natural Foods Brown Design Studio, LLC Byck Management Company Cabretta Capital Don Callahan Real Estate Group

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Carroll Construction Cay Insurance Services Circa Lighting Garbutt Construction Company E. Shaver Booksellers First Citizens Bank Friedman’s Framing Georgia Ports Authority Gladden Dental Governomics, LLC Green Truck Pub Greenline Architecture, P.C. Guenther Wood Group, Inc. Hancock Askew Hansen Architects, P.C. Holland, Henry + Bromley, LLP HunterMaclean JTVS Builders Kathi Rich Lominack Kolman Smith Architects LS3P Dawson MCS Recruitment Mermaid Cottages Vacation Rentals Mingledorff’s, Inc.

2016 Annual Appeal Donors

Moon River Brewing Company Dr. & Mrs. Walker T. Pendarvis Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas, Inc. The Pinyan Company Robin Restoration, LLC Savannah Classical Academy Savannah Dental: Stephanie J. Sweeney SCAD - Preservation Design Department Sea Island Bank Six Pence Pub South University - Savannah Stifel Tharpe Engineering Group The Rail Pub Thomas J. Sheehan Insurance, Inc. United Community Bank Visit Savannah Weiner, Shearouse, Weitz, Greenberg & Shawe Yelo Creations

Mr. Ken Adams Anonymous Bernard Williams and Company Ms. Anne Whitton Bolyea Dr. and Mrs. Chad Brock Mr. and Mrs. W. Park Callahan Mr. and Mrs. Gary Capen Mr. and Mrs. Stuart Clifford Ms. Susie Clinard & Mr. Harley Lingerfelt

Mr. and Mrs. Timothy E. Coy Gardner Family Foundation Ms. Alison K. Garnjost Mr. and Mrs. Jim F. Gross Mr. and Mrs. Kent M. Harrington Mr. Robert L. Harrison Mr. and Mrs. Charles Izlar J. C. Lewis Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Stuart M. Johnson Mr. and Mrs. Leftwich Kimbrough Mr. and Mrs. Charles R. Kinnaird Mr. and Mrs. Ted J. Kleisner


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Mr. and Mrs. Angus C. Littlejohn, Jr. Mary J. Lockwood Marand, Inc.Six Pence Pub John and Robert Murphy Mr. and Mrs. Mark W. Nichols Mr. and Mrs. Jason C. Pedigo Mr. and Mrs. Carl Sassano Mr. and Mrs. Mark V. Smith In honor of Mr. Christan Sottile Mr. Wayne Spear & Mr. Murray Perlman Ms. Gay Stevens Mr. and Mrs. Austin Sullivan The Colonial Group, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Thorpe Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Joseph P. Wenzlick Julia S. White Mrs. Emily C. Winburn




Your support helps HSF continue to be the leading force for historic preservation in Savannah and Chatham County. As you contemplate a year-end gift, please recognize all the different ways you can do so:

HSF BOARD OF TRUSTEES Mr. Jeffrey S. Eley Chair Mr. Brian Felder Vice Chair

Annual Giving Annual giving through cash donations provides the necessary unrestricted capital which is used for the backbone of HSF’s operations: advocacy, education and community involvement. Your year–end gift affirms that HSF is fulfilling its role and spurs us to start off 2017 with the resources necessary to be successful.

Ms. Sarah Lamar Secretary Ms. Susan Clifford Treasurer


Ms. Chassidy Malloy

Mr. Ryan Arvay

Membership & Volunteer Coordinator

Historic Properties Coordinator

Ms. Danielle Meunier Mr. Daniel G. Carey President & CEO

Preservation & Education Coordinator

Ms. Frances C. Colón

Ms. Kimberly Newbold

Special Events Coordinator

Office Administrator

Ms. Meghan E. Lowe

Ms. Cheryl Pipkin

Development Director


Mr. Gregori Anderson Parliamentarian

Stocks and Securities HSF also accepts gifts of appreciated securities, such as stocks and mutual funds. These gifts are simple to make and may provide a greater tax benefit than a cash gift. We encourage you to give consideration to such gifts and the benefits associated with them. Your financial and/or tax advisor can help you determine what works best for you.

Ms. Kathy Horne Past Chair Mr. Phillip Adams Mr. Russ Aldridge Mr. Josh Brooks Mr. William Daniel Ms. Elizabeth DuBose Mr. Austin Hill Mrs. Rhonda Hoffman Mr. Jeffrey Kole Mr. Robert Long Mr. Patrick Monahan Mr. Gary Radke Ms. Gaye Reese

IRA Charitable Rollover Are you currently taking your required minimum distribution from your IRA? If not, you can use the IRA Charitable Rollover to secure your legacy and help HSF. The IRA charitable rollover allows individuals ages 70 1/2 and older to donate up to $100,000, tax free, from their IRAs to 501C (3) not-for-profit organizations. The IRA Rollover permits donors to transfer money from their IRAs directly to Historic Savannah Foundation without counting the distribution as taxable income. IRA rollover gifts can be also used to satisfy the required minimum distribution for the given tax year.

EX OFFICIO Mrs. Melinda Allen Downtown Neighborhood Association, President Mrs. Megan Manly 13th Colony, Chair

Gifts of Real Estate HSF’s Revolving Fund has saved more than 360 historic buildings, but not each and every one was an outright purchase. A number of those buildings were donated to HSF, and we accept such gifts today. Sometimes the gift is an endangered historic building (think of it as giving your headache to us!) which we protect through our Revolving Fund, and sometimes the gift is even more valuable property which we can convert into cash while you enjoy a substantial tax deduction. Either way, HSF can receive real property and would welcome the opportunity to discuss it with you.

Mrs. Cari Clark Phelps 2016 Gala, Chair

Assistant Director

Ms. Debbie Webb 2016 Tour of Homes & Gardens, Chair

Tour Coordinator

Mrs. Gaye Kurmas

Ms. Jamie Credle

Shop Manager

Mrs. Brooke Wilford Davenport House Committee, Chair


Mr. Jeff Freeman

Ms. Rebecca Bustinduy


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Matching and Workplace Gifts Many companies provide funding to match their employees’ contributions to Historic Savannah Foundation, Inc. Please check with your personnel office to find out if your employer offers matching funds. Honoraria Do you have a loved one or friend who loves Savannah? Give a gift in their honor to HSF! HSF will send an acknowledgement of your gift to the honoree to recognize your generosity (the amount of your contribution will be kept confidential unless you request otherwise). You will receive a receipt acknowledging your gift for tax purposes. Memorials Remember someone special by giving a gift in their name to HSF. An acknowledgement will be sent to the family of the person being remembered. For tax purposes, you will receive a receipt acknowledging your gift. To make a gift or for more information, please contact: Meghan Lowe, Development Director 912.233.7787 mlowe@myHSF.org


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