Being involved in the community means more than just selling houses. There are so many worthy organizations in the Delaware Valley. Here are a few that I am proud to support;
CreekSide Co-op - Elkins Park, PA
CreekSide Co-op is a cooperative member-owned food market in Cheltenham Township, providing products and services that are responsive to the values of its ownership and fostering connections among the people of its diverse community.
Save Laverock Hill
Originally built in 1890, Laverock Hill had been the home of the Starr family for almost 100 years. Isaac T. Starr hired famed architect Charles A. Platt to design the current buildings & legendary landscape architect, Ellen Biddle Shipman designed the garden layout & plantings in 1915, which remain completely intact today.
The Philadelphia Athenaeum
The Athenaeum is a member supported, not-for-profit, special collections library founded in 1814 to collect materials "connected with the history and antiquities of America, and the useful arts, and generally to disseminate useful knowledge" for public benefit. Annually the Athenaeum's nationally significant collections attract thousands of readers: graduate students and senior scholars, architects, interior designers, museum curators, and private owners of historic buildings. It provides the Philadelphia region with a resource of first resort on matters of architecture and interior design history, particularly for the period 1800 to 1945.
The Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia
The Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia is a non-profit, membership organization whose mission is to promote the appreciation, protection, and revitalization of the Philadelphia region's historic buildings, communities & landscapes.
The Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania is an interdisciplinary center that integrates art, science and the humanities. Thousands of rare and lovely woody plants, including some of Philadelphia's oldest, rarest, and largest trees, are set in a romantic, 92-acre, Victorian landscape garden of winding paths, streams, flowers and special garden areas.
Scott & Tyler Arboretums
I recently joined both of these excellent organizations, and will begin Volunteering as an Ambassador at Tyler Arboretum this fall.
Rose Valley Museum & Historical Society
Rose Valley, as Will Price invented it, is an Arts & Crafts movement treasure. The buildings he designed according to the philsophy of William Morris and the creativity that flourished in the valley made a Utopian Community that is unique in the world. The activities of artists like Alice Barber Stephens, William P. Jervis and Wharton Esherick make Rose Valley an essential reference for all those interested in the Arts & Crafts movement in America.
Old York Road Historical Society
The Old York Road Historical Society was founded in 1936 to study and preserve the history and folklore of the communities along and adjacent to Old York Road from Philadelphia to New Hope.