Executive Director Visits Historic Charleston Foundation
Mary Anthony recently attended Historic Charleston Foundation (HCF)’s two-day, revolving fund strategy session, funded by The 1772 Foundation. The session was designed to help HCF staff and board members create a new business model to make their organization more successful in Charleston’s now robust economic climate, in which fewer opportunities to focus on neighborhood-scale preservation and “revolve” funds present themselves.
Kathy Kottaridis, Executive Director, Historic Boston Incorporated, and Clark Schoettle, Executive Director, Providence Revolving Fund, evaluated HCF’s existing programs and made recommendations for new avenues to pursue. A local development consulting firm, Cityvolve, will produce a final report.
HCF established the nation’s first revolving fund in 1957. With the plan developed as a result of this session, HCF will continue its leadership role in historic properties redevelopment, especially among organizations working in mature preservation communities.