Historic District Economic Development

Historic District Economic Development Corporation seeks Grant & Donations

 Recently Ambridge Council President Gerald “Duke” McCoy received a letter signed by Mrs. Laura Bush, First Lady of the United States, designating Ambridge as a Preserve America Community.  The Preserve America application was prepared by members of the non-profit Ambridge Historic District Economic Development Corporation which is a volunteer, grassroots organization, and endorsed by Ambridge Council.

            Preserve America is a White House award that recognizes and designates communities that protect and celebrate their heritage, use their historic assets for economic development and community revitalization, and encourage people to experience and appreciate local historic resources through education and heritage tourism programs.  Benefits of designation include White House recognition; eligibility to apply for Preserve America grants; a certificate of recognition; a Preserve America Community road sign; authorization to use the Preserve America logo on signs, flags, banners, and promotional materials; listing in a Web-based Preserve America Community directory; inclusion in national and regional press releases; official notification of designation to state tourism offices and visitors bur! eaus; and enhanced community visibility and pride. 

            We are now preparing an application to take advantage of a Preserve America matching grant.  The grant will be used to hire a professional marketing firm for the development of a comprehensive Heritage Tourism Marketing Plan for all of Ambridge.  We need your support to raise matching funds – your contribution of $5, $10, $20, $50, $100 or $500 will be matched by Preserve America.  Whatever you give will be doubled!  The Ambridge Historic District Economic Development Corporation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization so you will also be able to claim your contribution as a tax deduction.

            The revitalization of Ambridge is rapidly gaining momentum.  This is your opportunity to support the development of a strategic marketing plan that will promote the community, attract visitors, increase economic development, and help shape the future of Ambridge for the next generation of Bridgers.


The Ambridge Historic District Economic Development Corporation:

Cindy (Crispen) Ridge ’75 – Chairwoman          Duke McCoy ’60 – Ambridge Borough Council

Steve Hallas ’86 – Vice Chairman                      Brian Hayden – Friends of Old Economy

Connie Kovolenko – Secretary                          Joe Zemba – Friends of Old Economy

Whit Little – Treasurer                                       Roberta (Mikush) Sciulli ’72 – Borough

Mary Ann Landis – PHMC

Contributions can be made payable and sent to:

Ambridge Historic District Economic Development Corp.

317 14th Street

Ambridge, PA 15003

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