BCRC: VUMAC Receives $20,000 Grant
from the Birdsong Foundation
For the third year in a row The Birdsong Foundation has awarded Blackstone Conference and Retreat Center: Virginia United Methodist Assembly Center a $20,000 grant. The grant will be used in part with the dollar for dollar matching grant challenge of the Titmus Foundation to assist in restoration of the historic building’s front portico; and in part to assist in continued stabilization and renovations of the Assembly Center.
“The Birdsong Foundation has made and continues to make a tremendous difference in our commitment to a refreshed and modernized Assembly Center,” said Executive Director Samuel A. McCracken. “We are not only deeply grateful for this most recent contribution, but we feel exceptionally blessed by the Birdsong Foundation’s longstanding support.”
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