SOURCE: Roycroft Campus Corporation

Roycroft Campus Corporation

July 01, 2014 12:01 ET

Roycroft Campus Within Reach of $1.3M Goal

Corporate and Individual Supporters Turning Vision Into Reality for Roycroft

EAST AURORA, NY--(Marketwired - Jul 1, 2014) - The Roycroft Campus, where the American Arts and Crafts Movement was founded, is following through on its mission to restore and revive the Campus. A capital campaign to raise $1.3 million for the purchase of a major Campus building, the Print Shop, has secured $767,000. The building will provide space for working artisans, craftsmen and an operational printing center. The Margaret L. Wendt Foundation and The John R. Oishei Foundation have each awarded grants of $250,000 for the purchase of the historic Print Shop.

Moog Inc. is donating $100,000 toward the capital campaign. Howard Zemsky has committed $50,000, and LPCiminelli has pledged $25,000. The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo has awarded a $15,000 grant and Mentholatum Company, as part of its 125-year anniversary celebration, is donating $10,000. The remainder raised to date includes support from individuals and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

At the reborn Print Shop guests will see the original Roycroft presses in operation with the option to set type, print and illuminate a printed work. Guests will also interact with artists in residence, attend a class or lecture, tour the Campus and more. Roycroft Renaissance Artisan Jim Cordes of Floyd East - Furniture for Life will move his workshop to the Campus as early as July.

"We hope to raise the remainder of the $1.3 million within the next three months, so that the Print Shop can be purchased this fall," said Curt Maranto, executive director at the Roycroft Campus. "We believe the community will gather together to help preserve this American treasure and support the rebirth of the Campus."

To make a donation in support of the campaign, you may do so on-line at or by contacting Tricia Furnari, Development Director for the Roycroft Campus, at (716) 655-0261 ext. 107. 

The Roycroft Campus Corporation is a not for profit 501 (c) 3 organization formed to preserve and promote the ideals, traditions, architectural legacy and business skills of Elbert Hubbard and the Roycrofters through the acquisition and restoration of the Roycroft Campus buildings and grounds for the purpose of recreating the Arts and Crafts movement experience.

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    Lynn Kinsella
    (716) 655-7405
    (716) 913-6834