At incorporation, the non-profit established a five year strategic plan for implementing the project with achievable goals. By doing so, we demonstrate our commitment and ability to successfully complete the project. Selected accomplishments to date include:
- Successfully implementing the strategic business plan to brand the project has developed a county-wide awareness of the project and the significant impact it will have on the surrounding communities. This was accomplished through presentations to local civic groups, newspaper and TV coverage, magazine publications in local and surrounding communities, participation in local events, creation of a website and recent coverage in Momentum, a NW Georgia business magazine published by the Chamber of Commerce.
- Alumni efforts gained the respect and support of local, civic and State authorities who support this worthwhile project and want to see it succeed. Selected supporters include: the National Trust for Historic Preservation, City of Cave Spring, Floyd County Board of Education, Cave Spring Historical Society, Downtown Development Authority, Country School Association of America, African American Connection for the Performing Arts, and professors and students at Kennesaw State University and Mercer University.
- Named as one of the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation’s 2011 “Places in Peril” has distinguished the project and has meant statewide recognition; netting a hosts of professional partnerships with the expertise required to complete such a project. Partners include a well-known architect from historic Madison, Georgia; Humanities and Early American Education scholars; a PR and Advertising firm; a curator from The Atlanta Cyclorama; and many more.
- Senator Johnny Isakson applauded alumni efforts to reach out to nearly 200 children in the area. Funding from the Georgia Humanities Council allowed development of the Fairview School play, “A Place of Pride and Dignity,” a light-hearted collection of alumni memoirs. Children from the Rome Boys and Girls Club benefitted from the humor and life-affirming lessons presented.
- Fairview Board members serve in many capacities on civic boards with similar goals as Fairview: Rome Convention & Visitors Bureau (tourism), Cave Spring Historical Society (preservation), Alton Holman Heritage Arts Society (Arts), Big Brothers Big Sisters (mentoring), and Cave Spring Housing Authority (city government).
- The Georgia Power Foundation helped to sponsor the first Fairview Exhibit of a recreated Fairview classroom featuring period specific furnishings. Tourists enjoy viewing early American traditions and values as influenced by the community, church, and home.
- The Corporation was selected over other non-profits to attend a Board development seminar sponsored by the National Trust for Historic Preservation and 1772 Foundation.
- Profitable fundraising efforts have included cookbook development and sales, annual Memorial Day Barbeques, and participation at local Art Festivals. These collective efforts enabled the purchase of the Fairview property from a private owner.
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