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  • Capital Improvements and National Headquarters Expansion

    Improving Our National Headquarters

    Campaign funds have allowed us to enhance our presence on Newbury Street with a beautiful and welcoming garden and the restorative cleaning of our building’s façade. Inside the building, campaign funds have enabled us to create an expanded conservation laboratory. We are currently seeking additional campaign gifts and grants to restore and replace the inefficient windows and doors facing Newbury Street; to replace our aging heating, ventilating and air-conditioning system; and to upgrade the technology infrastructure (i.e., computers, reader-scanners, wireless connectivity, and content management systems that will support a unparalleled surge in the number of online records available to our members and registered users).

    Expanding Our Home Headquarters

    Despite these recent and planned improvements, NEHGS was still burdened with an inadequate amount of space for expanding our staff and services. With this in mind, NEHGS seized a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and entered into an agreement to purchase and ultimately expand our headquarters with the adjoining four story, 4500+ square foot brownstone townhouse at 97 Newbury Street. Our extended sale agreement, in which the seller will maintain his retail operation for the foreseeable future, allows NEHGS the time to gather donor support for this critical acquisition and its eventual renovation, and also to plan carefully and strategically for how this new space can best be configured to meet the requirements of the Society and its members.

    Vision for Expanded Facilities at 97 Newbury Street

    • Museum Store and Welcome Center
    • Adult and Youth Learning Center and Youth Training Program
    • Jewish Heritage Center
    • Space for other collaborating nonprofits
    • Exhibition Gallery
    • Visible storage for important collections
    • Additional office space

    Named and Commemorative Gift Opportunities*

    $2,500,000+ 97 Newbury Street Building
    $1,500,000+ Jewish Heritage Center
    $1,000,000+ Welcome Center and Museum Shop (97 Newbury)
    $500,000+ Adult and Youth Learning Center (97 Newbury)
    $250,000+ Office Suite (97 Newbury)
    Website Content Management System
    $150,000+ HVAC System Replacement (99–101 Newbury)
    Window Restoration/Replacement (99–101 Newbury)
    Front Entrance Renovation/Replacement (99–101 Newbury)
    $100,000+ Individual Staff Office
    Membership in The Cornerstone Society (“Founding Member” for commitments made by December 31, 2014)
    $50,000+ Technology Enhancements (Reader-scanners, computers, etc.)

    *Donors of $100,000 or more by the end of December 2014 will be recognized as Founders of the Cornerstone Society and will be listed on a permanent plaque placed within the building.

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99 - 101 Newbury Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02116, USA

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