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GoFundMe campaign for Old Main renovations starts today!

February 23, 2017

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The Finlandia Alumni Board is pleased to announce the initiation of a crowdfunding effort to help renovate the Old Main building’s roof. The fundraiser begins today, February 23, 2017, at gofundme.com/oldmain. The GoFundMe campaign will remain open until the end of May, at which point we hope to have reached our fundraising goal of $45,000, the cost of installing a new roof for the historic Old Main building.

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“Old Main is the cornerstone of the university,” said Stephen Szuber, co-president of the Finlandia Alumni Board and one of the leaders of the renovation project. “It was the first building ever there, and it’s a perfect example of Richardsonian Romanesque architecture, which is very prevalent in the area…Water will just destroy those buildings, and that’s exactly what’s happening with Old Main.”

Help preserve one of the most historic buildings in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, so that Old Main can live on as a symbol of Finlandia’s dedication to learning for another hundred years to come.

To donate to the cause, or simply to learn more, follow this link to go to the GoFundMe page for the Old Main renovations project.

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