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johnadamson

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Review for National Trust for Historic Preservation in the US, Washington, DC, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

The National Trust for Historic Preservation is the nation's leading voice for the preservation, celebration and documentation of places important to American history and culture.

The Trust is actively manages and keeps open to the public a diverse array of significant properties. The Trust also provides guidance, resources, documentation and context for all preservation efforts on a national scale. The Trust convenes an annual preservation conference that provides professional references for any person or organization working in the preservation field. The annual conference offers extensive learning seminars which share and develop the latest techniques, technologies and standards for preservation.

The Trust is an effective advocate for preservation of important buildings and sites threatened with demolition, removal or harmful encroachment. Among its many accomplishments, recent efforts by the National Trust have been crucial in saving and making public sites which tell the story of enslaved Americans and their contribution to American history. Efforts such as these assure that our American history and its impact on current culture and future cultural evolution are preserved.

No other American institution provides the same scale, reach and professional expertise in the field of historic preservation as the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Their advocacy provides a vital service to preserving, celebrating and understanding our national culture.

As a volunteer at Belle Grove Plantation in Virginia (a Trust owned site), I have seen first-hand the work of the Trust and know how vital it is to preserving places that tell the stories of our national heritage. Without the efforts of the Trust, Belle Grove and its important national stories would not be available to the American public.

Role:  Volunteer
 

Review for Shenandoah Community Foundation Inc , Woodstock, VA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Through my involvement as a board member of the Shenandoah Community Foundation I am well aware of how our community benefits from the Foundation. There is a tremendous amount of caring and sharing with those in need among our residents. However, many people just don't have the time or skills to successfully create and administer lasting ways to give. The Foundation provides a simple enduring way for citizens to make a lasting difference to causes that matter to them personally. The Foundation also provides grants to small, local charities that make a big difference locally. Many small charities have energetic volunteers to help their causes, but just need a small amount of funding to do their work. The Shenandoah Community Foundation, through its very simple annual grant process, is able to provide funds that really leverage the work of these caring volunteers. Serving the Shenandoah Community Foundation as a board member has opened my eyes to many good causes and caring people in our community. John Adamson

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

Role:  Board Member
ecottrell (Nonprofit Staff) wrote:

Thanks for this heartfelt endorsement, John. It is indeed eye-opening to realize how many needs there are right here in our own community, and it is so rewarding to support the Shenandoah Community Foundation in its effort to meet those needs. You have been such a wonderful asset to our board.