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Endowment Campaign Update by Former First Lady Columba Bush

Columba BushMany thanks to everyone who helped make Phase I of the Mission San Luis Endowment Campaign a success.  Our initial accomplishment was to receive a $1 million Challenge Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.  By meeting our first year’s challenge of raising $500,000 by March 31, 2005, we were able to leverage $500,000 from the NEH. We are now seeking support to realize our 2008 goal of $525,000.

Tallahassee took to heart the adage “You can’t expect others to do for you what you won’t do for yourself!”  Our campaign received widespread support from the local community, including major pledges from Leon County, the City of Tallahassee, and the Archibald Foundation.  These contributions, combined with the generosity of others throughout the state, enabled us to meet our first year’s goal.  I want to take this opportunity to thank our donors, as well as our volunteers, for their support of “Ensuring the Legacy: A Campaign to Endow Mission San Luis.”  Collectively, you made the difference! 

As we continue our campaign to ensure the future of this cultural treasure, we welcome your ideas and support, and extend our sincere gratitude.

Columba Bush
Former First Lady of Florida
Honorary Chair
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