LMM Successfully Closes Building Campaign
A $200,000 grant from The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, Inc. marks the successful completion of LMM’s capital campaign, Building on the Promise. The campaign has led to the establishment of the new Richard Sering Center at 4515 Superior Avenue in Cleveland's St. Clair Superior neighborhood. The facility, which includes shared space for North Presbyterian Church, will serve as a center of service and advocacy for outreach to people who are in need of housing, employment, support and second chances.
The campaign exceeded the $5.5 million goal with more than $5,560,000 raised. The project is supported by an additional $1.6 million in public funds primarily from federal and state New Markets Tax Credits.
The new 40,000 square foot facility will allow LMM to expand job preparation and training programs, volunteer training, community outreach and partnerships, as well develop new social enterprises, including the Central Kitchen. LMM has renovated an existing building to be fully accessible and is seeking LEED Silver certification.
The two Lutheran church bodies that are members of LMM’s corporation, the Northeastern Ohio Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, and the Ohio District-Lutheran Church Missouri Synod, have unanimously endorsed the project and are engaged in the campaign, which became public in January 2010.
For more information about the Building on the Promise campaign, please contact LMM’s Development office at 216-696-1724.