Slave Dwelling Project Receives First Major Gift ~ From 1772 Foundation
Thank you once again to all of you who contributed to the funding necessary to file for nonprofit status for the Slave Dwelling Project. With the application now filed with the IRS to obtain that nonprofit status, The Slave Dwelling Project, Inc is proud to announce its first major gift of $30,000 from the 1772 Foundation. The pending nonprofit status dictated that a gift of this amount be donated directly to a fiscal agent, to that end, thank you is in order to the South Carolina African American Heritage Foundation.
The generous gift is to be used for the planning of the upcoming Slave Dwelling Project Conference which will be held Thursday – Saturday, September 18 – 20, 2014. An effort to match this gift is now underway to ensure that the conference will be the venue to convene like minded people, entities and institutions whose purpose is to ensure that extant slave dwellings will remain a part of the built environment and the stories of the people who lived in them are told.