In addition to a feature article on the Jeffris Family Foundation, the October 2017 issue of Traditional Building magazine also featured an in-depth look at the renovation project completed in 2016 on the Al. Ringling Theatre in Baraboo, Wisconsin.
The Jeffris Family Foundation provided a challenge grant to assist the theatre in its $3+ million fundraising goal.
An excerpt from the story:
“We couldn’t be more thrilled,” says Stephanie Miller-Lamb, Executive Director, Al. Ringling Theatre. “It was a public/private project, using both federal and state preservation tax credits and the city made a nice contribution. The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation assisted as well.”
“But I cannot say enough about Tom Jeffris and his foundation, the Jeffris Family Foundation” she adds. “He did a challenge grant, offering to match $1 for every $2 we raised within a three-year period. Through the Jeffris grant, we raised $1.2 million right away and that really jump-started things for us. We wouldn’t have been able to do this project if it hadn’t been for that gift.”