THE COMMUNITY PRESERVATION COMMITTEE
BOARD MEMBERS & STAFF
The Community Preservation Committee (CPC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the architectural and historical elements of Auburn, Cayuga County and the surrounding areas through advocacy, education and awareness activities. The CPC and its members strive to save our past for future generations of this community by supporting and promoting historic preservation.
OUR BOARD MEMBERS
Vice Chairman: Kathleen Walsh Infanti
Treasurer: Frederick P. Falsey
Paul James Ringwood Jr.
Executive Director: Kathleen Walker
Tour & Wedding Coordinator: Sydney Fischer
OUR ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEMBERS
Dr. David Speck
In 1990, the Community Preservation Committee acquired the Willard Memorial Chapel and its attached Welch Building. At the time, the structure was threatened with demolition. It is the only remaining building of the historic Auburn Theological Seminary and the only chapel interior known to exist featuring a total Louis Comfort Tiffany design. This dual significance quickly placed the Willard Memorial Chapel in both the State and National Registers of Historic Places. We received National Historic Landmark Designation in 2005 and have been awarded by the Preservation League of New York. Efforts to preserve, restore and maintain the chapel complex continue to this day. Saving this jeweled historic treasure is but one testament to our historic preservation success. There are many more to be made.
CPC ACTIVITIES, EVENTS AND OFFERINGS
• Semi-annual Historic Homes Tour
• Archive room of the Auburn Theological Seminary
• Tiffany concert series
• Holiday concerts and open house
• Evening programs related to preservation topics
• Our own publications available for purchase
• Unique wedding venue open to the publi
REASONS TO JOIN THE CPC NOW
Support the continuing efforts of the Community Preservation Committee. Your annual membership entitles you to the following benefits:
• Community Preservation Chronicles newsletter
• Tours of the Willard Memorial Chapel
• A preservation voice in the community
• Contribution to our community’s historic preservation
• Opportunity to meet others interested in preservation
• Discount on community room rentals and gift shop purchases
• Tiffany Memberships get 2 complimentary tickets to all upcoming Willard Chapel events
COMMUNITY PRESERVATION COMMITTEE
Help Willard Chapel continue to provide its great services by becoming a member!
Click here to download a Membership Form OR purchase your membership plan online at:
How your Membership Benefits the CPC:
Your contributions help to provide educational programming and musical events
Upkeep and preservation of Willard Memorial Chapel
Greater membership helps to fund the preservation of sites that add to the quality of life in our community
Get 10% off our Weddings and Events
All Members get a free tour up to 6 people
Tiffany Memberships get 2 complimentary tickets to all upcoming Willard Chapel events
Questions? Please call: 315.252.0339.