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Solarium matching challenge !!!

When you drive in the entrance to the Rochester Academy of Medicine, you cannot help but see the beautiful Solarium and the stately windows that complete the handsome dining room, one of the main showpieces of the Lyon Mansion.

As you can see in the photos below, time has taken its toll on this masterpiece. The Academy Trustees are committed to the full restoration of the Solarium to bring this glorious space back to its original early 1900 condition, an ongoing project for the last 5 years. Completion of this work will allow programs, events, and special occasions to once again be proudly held in the Solarium.             

Over the course of many years, the Academy has engaged restoration craftsman Ted Robertson to refurbish portions of the Solarium. Partially funded by community grants and our supporters, we are pleased to say Phase I of the restoration has been completed. Phase II will complete the restoration by making it possible to finish repairs to the historic sashes, glass panes, trim, hinges, metal fasteners and the final painting.               

Today we are excited to announce a special matching challenge to raise the $20,000 needed to complete this project. To get this challenge started, we are pleased to share that Dr. Anthony and Norma Leone (Honorary Trustees) and Dr. Rae-Ellen W. Kavey (Trustee) and Dr. Lester Friedman have stepped forward with an initial, combined donation of $10,000 - so we are already halfway there!  We hope you will join this $10,000 matching challenge so we can complete this project this winter.  The fields below the photos will easily help you donate.               

Every dollar matters and we appreciate your consideration!               

We look forward to seeing you in the restored Solarium soon!

Thank you!

Marc Ambrosi

Executive Director


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