We at the Punch are extremely excited to announce that Pamela’s Punch is an official blog ambassador for Partners in Preservation, a community-based initiative by American Express and the National Trust for Historic Preservation to raise awareness of the importance of historic places.
Twenty four (24) historic sites in Washington DC have been chosen to compete for $1 million in grant funding, including theNational Cathedral, the GALA Hispanic Theatre and Dumbarton Oaks Park (view the full list here.) Each place has a different need in mind — basic maintenance, renovation, site expansion, you name it.
We will be focusing on National Museum of Women in the Arts.
As DC’s first-ever citywide grassroots preservation effort, the call-to-action program will enlist the aid of all Washingtonians to vote online for the preservation projects most important to them. The site that receives the most points will get their entire project funded.
Get Involved! Here’s how:
- Learn more about the sites and vote online DAILY at partnersinpreservation.com
- Check-In to the Sites on Foursquare, Post on Facebook, Tweet and Instagram using #PreserveDMV to earn more points
- Come out to Farragut Square this Friday for Free Preservation Popsicles and to meet the sites
- Visit the sites! Open House Weekend on May 4th and 5th will be a great time to really interact with some of the DC’s best historic gems
Pamela Lynne Sorensen is the founder of Pamela’s Punch, a platform for profiling people who "make it happen" in the Capital region, reviews & topical blog posts. She launched Punch Enterprises, a connector consulting business in 2015 and Pacific Punch based in LA, in 2012. Pamela comes from an extensive background in sales and business development from a variety of industries, has been involved with charities and fundraising for a number of years and holds several Board and leadership positions. She currently resides in Arlington, VA. Follow her on Twitter at @pamelaspunch.