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raised towards $60,000 goal




We will be there for you. Will you be there for us?

As we continue to emerge from a devastating 2020, the Kenan Center is also coming back to life; much like the butterfly that emerges from its’ cocoon; and it is a beautiful thing! As I pen this letter, I am reminded of the many activities the Kenan Center offers and how it has continued to bring people and community together throughout the past year.

As you know, the Kenan Center came to a glaring halt in 2020 and is now returning to its’ pre-pandemic activities and programs. This year’s 2021 Annual Appeal letter comes at a time when the Kenan Center Campus is navigating uncertain times brought on by a novel virus, which is why giving this year is so important. We have all collectively been affected but now, because of vaccines and masking, we are beginning to return to what we have been able to offer in the past; Arts, Education, and Recreational opportunities.

As a not-for-profit, programming and events are important for generating revenue to keep Kenan Center alive. The Kenan Center Campus is ever changing to meet the needs of our local and surrounding communities. Because of the pandemic, we are down significantly in revenue even while expenses and upkeep remain.

The Kenan Center is an important and unique part of Lockport and the Western New York region. The Kenan Center has the ability to bring people of all backgrounds together. As our Mission Statement says, we enrich lives by providing the community with cultural, educational, and recreational activities.

Pat and I are proud to be chairs of the 2021 Annual Appeal in an effort to raise the funds which will help to support the Kenan Center in the city that we call home. We need to support the Kenan Center now and for future generations. We can only accomplish this goal with your continued financial assistance.

Our goal this year is $60,000. It is our hope that you can make a commitment to our Annual Appeal by making a monetary contribution and consider donating to the Kenan Center for your annual charitable giving. A one-time financial gift or monthly pledge is a wonderful way to support the Kenan Center.

As Co-Chairs of the 2021 Annual Appeal, we would like to thank you in advance for your continued support of the Kenan.

As always,

Pat and Marietta Schrader
2021 Annual Appeal Co-Chairs