Clients and Projects

Galveston Arts Center, 2007-2009

Grant Writing and Fundraising

McDoux Preservation was initially engaged to help Galveston Arts Center raise the match for a $250,000 Save America’s Treasures grant, awarded for the emergency stabilization of the 1878 First National Bank Building, a nationally significant corner building in The Strand commercial historic landmark district of Galveston, Texas. That work was underway when the Arts Center, along with the rest of The Strand, was flooded with a 10-foot storm surge during Hurricane Ike in September 2008. As a result, the entire first floor was gutted, requiring a complete interior renovation, which included bringing the building into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. The 1878 First National Bank Building was the first structure on The Strand to restore its cast iron façade, in 2009, the same year that the entire Strand’s cast iron architecture was named to America’s 11 Most Endangered Places list by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Through a combination of grant writing, assistance with major gift requests, annual fund campaigns, and a final capital campaign, McDoux has helped Galveston Arts Center raise a total of $2.5 million as of December 2009.


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