Arts, Culture, and Humanities

FRIENDS OF TRINITY ABBEVILLE

  • Abbeville, SC
  • www.trinityepiscopalchurchabbeville.wordpress.com

Mission Statement

Friends of Trinity Abbeville exists to secure funds for the restoration of Trinity Episcopal Church - its buildings, grounds, and old cemetery - and to help preserve Abbeville's architectural, religious, historical and cultural heritage while serving as a beacon for Abbeville's future growth through heritage tourism.

Main Programs

  1. Restoring Glory
Service Areas

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South Carolina

Abbeville, South Carolina, a small town with approximately 5200 inhabitants, in Abbeville County (population approximately 25,000). The town is 86 miles west of Columbia, the state capitol, and 45 miles south of Greenville. Trinity Episcopal Church is the only historic building in the town that is open seven days a week for tourists.

ruling year

1995

President since 2016

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Ann Waigand

Treasurer since 1995

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Dick Haldeman

Keywords

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historic preservation, community development, tourism

EIN

57-1010222

 Number

0424732391

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Historical Societies and Related Activities (A80)

Economic Development (S30)

County / Street / Civic / Multi-Arts Fairs and Festivals (N52)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

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Programs

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Program 1

Restoring Glory

The Restoring Glory campaign is spearheading the fundraising for a multi-year, comprehensive restoration of Trinity Episcopal Church Abbeville, a neo-Gothic structure designed by George E. Walker, who designed South Carolina's Governor's Mansion, and constructed in 1859-60. The phased restoration is based on a conditions assessment completed by Meadors Restoration who will also oversee the work. Highlights of the project include the restoration and stabilization of the church's 125-foot tall steeple (the tallest structure in town); the restoration and protection of its historically significant stained glass windows, which were crafted by William Gibson, "the father of stained glass painting in America;" and the restoration of the church's original "rough cast" exterior covering. Trinity is open to the public seven days of week, serving the community as the only historic building open to tourists every day without charge, as well as a place for quiet contemplation, meditation, and prayer.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Population(s) Served

Adults

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

$2,300,000

Service Areas

Self-reported

South Carolina

Abbeville, South Carolina, a small town with approximately 5200 inhabitants, in Abbeville County (population approximately 25,000). The town is 86 miles west of Columbia, the state capitol, and 45 miles south of Greenville. Trinity Episcopal Church is the only historic building in the town that is open seven days a week for tourists.

Funding Needs

All top priorities are program expenses. 100% of Friends of Trinity's funding goes directly to the restoration of Trinity Episcopal Church Abbeville.

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FRIENDS OF TRINITY ABBEVILLE

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President

Ann Waigand

Treasurer

Dick Haldeman

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

May Hutchinson

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