During 2019, legislatively mandated design reviews will be conducted by the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts, the National Capital Planning Commission and the U.S. National Park Service, which will own and maintain in perpetuity the site and commemorative work. Based on these reviews, the PCCF’s design team - artist, landscape architects, engineers - will refine the design concept. Once the design concept is finally approved, the major capital campaign will begin. Because the Congressional Act prohibits use of federal monies for the project, all commemorative funding must be donated.
The PCCF plans to break ground in 2021, when 100% of all funding must be in hand. However, before the major capital campaign begins, four- and five-figure seed-money contributions are needed. These donations will cover the costs of all pre-construction design and engineering work. Consequently the PCCF is currently soliciting seed-money contributions from donors who support and believe in the historic importance, meaning and timeliness of this national Peace Corps Commemorative.
Matching Grant Opportunity *
The PCCF has established a matching grant opportunity for prospective donors, with a grant target in the amount of $80,000 (the Grant Target Amount). Any and all cash or stock donated to the PCCF totaling up to $80,000 between February 11, 2019, and June 30, 2019 (the Grant Period), will be matched dollar-for-dollar by PCCF Board members. Matching donor contributions will yield a potential total contribution of $160,000, taking the PCCF a long way towards meeting seed-money funding goals.
The PCCF sincerely hopes that, after reviewing the design concept, you will appreciate the need for and long-lasting significance of the unique Peace Corps Commemorative, and that you will be one of the PCCF's pioneering seed-money donors.
Peace Corps Commemorative Foundation
A 501(c)(3) Charitable Organization
Bonnie Gottlieb, Treasurer
3601 Connecticut Avenue, NW, #504
Washington, DC 20008
* The PCCF will not provide any goods or services in return for cash or stock donations, which should be tax deductible. We recommend that you consult your tax advisor for confirmation.