The start of the new year is a time of reflection and looking forward. Our hearts are filled with gratitude for your faithful support throughout 2022. Your commitment to The Basilica Landmark—through The Annual Fund, Planned Giving, and fundraising events—sustains our mission to preserve, restore, and advance the historic Basilica of Saint Mary. We are immensely grateful.
The Basilica Landmark safeguards our church, our Building of Hope, ensuring that people will always be able to worship in this sacred space. In 2022 The Basilica Landmark Board reviewed the research and recommendations, completed in 2019 and put on pause during Covid, for the timeline and costs to prepare our building for restoration, and we are eager to continue discussions and plans to move forward!
These unprecedented times are akin to the 12th -14th centuries, a period of cathedral building throughout Europe. Entire towns formed around construction sites, filled by the families of skilled laborers who dedicated their lives to building the tallest, boldest, most beautiful and lavish cathedrals of their time. They would never see their completed work, and they didn’t know if their ideas would succeed. They built on faith and love of God. We, too, are honored that you have entrusted us to be a part of your philanthropic legacy—thank you.
Anita M. Rieder, CFRE
Executive Director, The Basilica Landmark
Landmark Project Report 2022_final.pdf