Heritage Conservancy hosted its annual member appreciation and donor recognition event on the evening of Thursday, June 6th, at historic Aldie Mansion in Doylestown, PA. Over 220 of the Conservancy’s valued donors, individual and business members, and Board of Directors were in attendance at the Garden Party, as well as special guests of supporters who were interested in learning more about the organization.
A beautiful spring evening complimented the evening’s festivities. The celebrated guests were invited to enjoy catered hors d’oeuvres outside on the terrace overlooking Aldie Mansion’s beautiful gardens and landscaping. Docents were on-hand to provide guided tours of the historic mansion’s grounds and to share the importance of historic preservation.
Heritage Conservancy’s Garden Party was filled with compassionate and enthusiastic people who continue to make a significant impact for historic preservation and the environment through their support. The Conservancy’s mission protects our open spaces and historic places, and it also requires continuous work to maintain those places that have already been preserved. Our community’s treasures won’t stay special without the help of a lot of people.
An exciting component of the evening was the unveiling of Heritage Conservancy’s donor tree, an artistic installment that symbolizes the Conservancy’s tree logo and features the names of the organization’s supporters that have significantly impacted the momentum of its mission. Last year, the Conservancy celebrated 60 years in this community, and the donor tree represents the advocates who have propelled the organization toward such a milestone.
“The people included on this list have been the roots of our organization. They planted the seeds, they nurtured our growth and have made a commitment to sustain our mission far into the future,” said Jeff Marshall, President of Heritage Conservancy as he addressed the group. “Heritage Conservancy’s mission is more important now than ever, and it is with your support that we will get to where we are going.”
After an engaging evening, guests were asked to share stories about why they are members of Heritage Conservancy and why they continue to support the organization.
One couple in attendance at the Garden Party reminisced about being back in the place where it all began.
“The magic started when we got married at Heritage Conservancy’s Aldie Mansion in 2005. Not only do we love Aldie, but we love everything that Heritage Conservancy stands for: history, preservation, and more. Thank you for caring about the past, present, and future,” said Krysti and Bob Buchanan.
Another supporter knew the positive impact that Heritage Conservancy’s mission had on the new place she called home.
“We retired to upper Bucks County about eight years ago and immediately read about Heritage Conservancy. ‘I must join!’ I said. These are like-minded people who know the importance of preserving this beautiful land. I love the farms and all of the good work the Conservancy does. I am proud to be a part of this organization and love all the people who work and volunteer there—they do such a great job,” said Laurie Sauter.
Heritage Conservancy was happy to hear such feedback and to have this opportunity to show appreciation for the supporters who bring its mission to life!
Heritage Conservancy’s Business Leaders that made the Garden Party possible were:
Gold: Fox Rothschild, LLP; Jamie Hollander Catering & Events, Jeffrey A. Miller Catering, Zaveta Custom Homes
Silver: Cross Keys Place Shopping Center; Glenmede Trust Company, N.A.; Penn Color, Inc.; The Thompson Organization; Univest-Banking, Insurance, Investments
Bronze: Bucks Country Gardens; Bucks County Orthopedic Specialists; Bucks Digital Printing; Bugajewski Facility Services; County Builders, Inc.; Dear Garden Associates, Inc.; Eastburn and Gray, PC; Eiseman Roofing & Construction Company, Inc.; Fulton Bank; Langan Engineering & Environmental Services; Peruzzi Toyota; Pritchard, Bieler, Gruver & Willison, P.C. Ralph C. Fey AIA Architects, PC; Wehrung’s Lumber & Home Center