About the Foundation
THE 1857 FOUNDATION
The 1857 Foundation was incorporated on April 6, 2016 and received its 501(c)(3) determination letter from the IRS on January 3, 2017. The Foundation was organized by a group of concerned local business professionals who collectively saw a need to save this remarkable structure. This group, consisting of architects, engineers, bankers, attorneys, and real estate professionals, brings a tremendous amount of competent expertise to this project that we are confident will ensure the project’s ultimate success. The Foundation has recently spent nearly $10,000 to remediate damage resulting from a recent fire, with plans to begin restoration efforts by May 2017.