Thursday, January 21, 2010

Stewart's Shops Make a Difference

Stewart's Shop Donates $5,000 to Museum's Capital Campaign

Glens Falls, January 17, 2010 -- Dave Caruso, Vice-President of Stewart’s Shops, recently delivered a $5000 check to the Museum for its ongoing capital campaign to renovate a building on Warren Street. According to Caruso, Stewart’s distributed $2,250,000 in gifts in 2009 to charitable organizations throughout the region. Last November the museum reached its first capital campaign goal of $1.4 million, which renovated the building structure and facade, constructed a two-story addition, installed an elevator, replaced the roof, windows, and doors, and provided all new mechanicals, electric, and plumbing on the second floor. This latest $5,000 donation from Stewart's matches their previous gift two years ago, and will be applied to the Museum’s second goal of $300,000 to complete the first floor mechanicals, electrical, and plumbing systems along with interior finishes for the exhibition areas. The Museum hopes to open sometime in 2010.