The New Year not only brings new and exciting opportunities to our organization, but marks the official one-year anniversary of Nevada Preservation Foundation. Last month we reviewed some of the plans and goals for the upcoming 2015 year. Now let’s take a look back at 2014 and relive some of the highlights of our first year in operation.
NPF Organization and Member Milestones
- The Board of Directors has increased from three founding members to nine total.
- The final number of memberships is 120, with the most popular membership level being the Household Member.
- Andrew Shepherd wins the logo design contest and the NPF logo is born.
- NPF submitted our 501(c)(3) application and anticipate approval before the end of 2015.
- NPF has applied for over $60,000 in grants, with $16,000 being awarded during the 2014 year. We have yet to be turned down for a grant so 2015 is looking bright!
- NPF became an organizational member of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
- NPF is establishing ties with the California Preservation Foundation and working toward some reciprocal member benefits.
NPF Press, Awards and Success in 2014
- NPF received the Historic Preservation Advocacy Award from the city of Las Vegas.
- NPF appeared in multiple local media publications including City Life, DTLV, and the Review Journal.
- Successfully published 12 issues of the Preservation Press, a monthly newsletter with original content related to NPF and preservation. The newsletter is sent to our 500-person mailing list with an open rate of about 40 percent. Of that number, anywhere from 8-16 percent click through the entirety of the publication.
- Rescued shutters and salvageable items after a fire to the Alpine Village house. The house belonged to the owners of the famous German-inspired Alpine Village restaurant and incorporated much of the same style and decor of the old Bavarian-themed Village Inn.
- NPF was hired by the Las Vegas Historic Preservation Office to do educational outreach within the city of Las Vegas, and the city applied for a SHPO grant to hire us for long-range work through 2017.
- NPF held eight educational programs with over 350 attendees by both members and non-members.
- NPF collaborated with the Neon Museum on a panel discussion for Preservation Month last May. The Neon Museum also regularly extends member benefits to our members.