Landmark Society awarded grant to continue work during pandemic

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Roslyn Landmark Society Director Jennifer Lister announced this week that the organization has been provided with a $2,000 grant for operating expenses during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo courtesy of the Roslyn Landmark Society)

The Roslyn Landmark Society has received a $2,000 grant from the Robert D.L. Gardiner Foundation for operating expenses incurred during the COVID-19 pandemic shutdown, according to organization director Jennifer Lister.

The Reimbursement Operating Support 2020 fund was created by the East Hampton-based Gardiner Foundation to help counter the negative financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Long Island’s historic stewards.

Grants were available to all eligible Long Island’s historic mission-based 501-3 nonprofit organizations for reimbursement of institutional expenses such as utilities and IT support incurred during the state-wide shut down from March through May of 2020.

Lister said in a statement that the society will utilize the $2,000 grant to reimburse expenses associated with upgrading its website and general utility costs. The upgraded website will add more features and links, news, events, project profiles, videos and a photo library.

“Thanks to the generosity of the Gardiner Foundation, our website will help us stay connected to members and the community, receive online donations and act as a platform for our membership and sponsor drives,” Lister said.

For those interested in Roslyn history, the website will feature comprehensive narratives on Roslyn historic properties written by esteemed architects and local historians.

The society has been the recipient of grants from the Gardiner Foundation in the past. In November of 2019, a $100,000 grant from the preservation organization, helped fund the Landmark Society’s construction of a new foundation for the Roslyn Grist Mill.

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