The Campaign for the Minnewaska Visitor Center is offering a way to honor and memorialize the memory of a loved one or celebrate hiking excursions, engagements, and fond memories at the popular Minnewaska State Park Preserve. The fundraising campaign, led by the Open Space Institute (OSI), is offering gift options in the form of personalized window tile sponsorships.
Each window tile will feature a full-color songbird or raptor and will include a personalized inscription. The sponsored tiles will be included as part of the “Birds of Minnewaska” window, a prominent exhibit which highlights some of the most popular and colorful birds that can be found at Minnewaska State Park. Only a limited number of the Birds of Minnewaska window tiles are available.
The Birds of Minnewaska window tiles are available for sponsorship through OSI’s website: openspaceinstitute.org/minnewaska-birds. Proceeds from the sponsorship support OSI’s Campaign for Minnewaska Visitor Center, which has raised more than $2.65 million toward a $3 million goal. For more information and to donate to the campaign visit: minnewaskavisitorcenter.org.
“The new Birds of Minnewaska tile sponsorship opportunity is the ideal way to show support of both the Minnewaska Visitor Center and the park’s globally unique ecology,” said Jennifer Cunningham, co-chair of the Minnewaska Visitor Center campaign and OSI Trustee. “We are extremely grateful to everyone who has given their support to the Campaign for Minnewaska Visitor Center, and to everyone who will give to help us reach our $3 million goal.”
To date, the campaign has received donations from Jennifer Cunningham, Jim Ottaway, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Bob Anderberg and Elaine LaFlamme, Bruderhof, Friends of the Shawangunks, Samuel Freeman Charitable Trust, Rich Gottleib of Rock and Snow, Lucy Waletzky and many other generous individuals.
Creation of the Minnewaska Visitor Center is a public-private effort with the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP), with OSI spearheading the private fundraising campaign. Included in OSI’s commitment is the development of the building’s educational and interpretive offerings.