Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Help Save The Mount

Dear Friends:

Please help us save The Mount! This national treasure, located in Lenox, Massachusetts, is the only monument to Edith Wharton in our country. The estate now faces imminent foreclosure, which could result in its being closed to the public forever. The Mount could be sold into private hands as soon as next month.

With the organization's very survival at stake, Edith Wharton Restoration has launched a major fundraising effort to keep The Mount open to the 30,000 visitors who come each summer. The goal is to raise $3 million by March 24. Matching funds have been pledged, but they will be released only if we reach our goal. Please click here to send in your pledge.

If we do not reach our goal, the consequences could not be more serious. Foreclosure proceedings will begin immediately, and this National Historic Landmark, one of very few that are dedicated to women, will be sold. Following ten years and $13 million in restoration, we cannot let this happen.

Your support -- at any level you can afford -- will help us Save The Mount. Thank you for pledging today.

Yours sincerely,

Stephanie Copeland
President and CEO

Please be assured: If we do not reach our goal, pledges will not be called in and contributions will not be processed.

Click here to pledge online. You may also contribute by phone by calling 413-551-5104, or write us at with any questions.

Click here for recent coverage of the Save The Mount campaign in the New York Times.