HSF and the City Working Arm-in-Arm

February 7th, 2017

river-street Coincidence, kismet, harmonic convergence…call it what you will, but HSF and the City of Savannah are on a roll helping each other.  Since the new City Council was elected and the new city manager was hired, HSF has helped the City with several preservation-related projects.  More open lines of communication between the City and HSF are leading to new collaborations that are yielding—or have the potential to yield—significant improvements with respect to blight, tourism management, and truly embracing preservation as a primary tool in the City’s approach to tackling its urban challenges.  In other words, when the City seeks HSF’s input…we readily and constructively respond.  Likewise, when HSF reaches out to the City for insights…we follow their advice.  To be sure this has happened in the past, but not with the frequency and consistency that we currently enjoy.  As a result, each side (and the whole community) is benefiting. read more…

2016 Annual Appeal Donors

February 7th, 2017

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We are grateful for the many supporters and the generous contributions to our year-end appeal.  We surpassed our goal, raising close to $24k to help with annual operations.  Your generosity and belief in us is humbling. read more…

New Trustees Elected

February 7th, 2017

At HSF’s 61st Annual Meeting, held last November, the membership elected officers and new trustees, each of whom was selected for his or her diverse talents and leadership roles in the community. HSF’s Board of Trustees establishes the organization’s strategic plan, directs special initiatives, and attracts the necessary resources to achieve those goals.

The following were re-elected to officer roles: Jeffrey S. Eley of Savannah College of Art and Design as Chair; Brian Felder of Felder & Associates, LLC as Vice Chair; Sarah Lamar of HunterMaclean Attorneys as Secretary; Susan Clifford of Hancock Askew & Co., LLP as Treasurer; and Gregori S. Anderson of Chatham County Building Safety and Regulatory Services as Parliamentarian.

In addition to the elected officers, HSF also announced four new trustees: Hon. Thomas C. Bordeaux, Jr., a local judge and former Savannah City Council member; Colonel George W. Bowen, USAF, Ret.; Amy Brock, owner of Amy Brock Marketing, LLC; and Emily Dickinson, vice president and director of marketing and human resources at Wet Willie’s Management Corp.

Bordeaux, Bowen, Brock and Dickinson will serve three-year terms expiring in 2019. read more…

Davenport House News

February 7th, 2017

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Davenport Soirée – Our Fabulous New Event

In support of the Museum, the Davenport House’s exciting new event will be held on Sunday, February 19 from 2 to 5 p.m. at Elizabeth on 37thTickets, at $95 per person, may be purchased in person at the Davenport House, through the Davenport House website or by mail.  At the event, Savannah cabaret singer Miss Kim Michael Polote will sing selections from the American songbook.  read more…

Savannah Tour of Homes and Gardens

February 7th, 2017

Tour of Homes banner 2 web82nd Annual Savannah Tour of Homes & Gardens
March 23-26, 2017

Mark your calendars and get your tickets now! We are expanding our Home & Garden Walking Tours this year. In addition to the National Historic Landmark District and the Ardsley Park-Chatham Crescent Historic District, tours will now include the Victorian and Thomas Square Streetcar Historic Districts.  We are also offering brand new special events for locals and visitors alike.  To see descriptions of the different tours and events being offered this year and to purchase tickets click here.  For any additional information please visit the Tour website at www.SavannahTourOfHomes.org.

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