NewsMarlboro President Recognized for Proposing and Implementing National Program
Marlboro, VT (Feb. 19, 2007)-This month the American Architectural Foundation presented its Keystone Award to Save America’s Treasures, a program proposed, designed and implemented by Marlboro College President Ellen McCulloch-Lovell during her years as a member of the Clinton administration.
“I had done a lot of research that pointed to the deterioration of US historic sites, collections, and landscapes; the evidence was very compelling and helped me to make the case for a national preservation project,” said McCulloch-Lovell.
As deputy assistant to the president and advisor to the first lady on the millennium, McCulloch-Lovell suggested Save America’s Treasures as a way to preserve the places and icons that tell the American story, in partnership with the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the National Park Service.
Save America’s Treasures projects include the preservation of the Star Spangled Banner and the World Trade Center Model, Lincoln Cottage and the home of Mark Twain. The program gained congressional support for a matching grants program in 1999.
The Save America’s Treasures Program is now in its eighth year and has provided over $250 million in federal funds, more than that in matching funds, and at least another $60 million in private funds raised by the National Trust.
McCulloch-Lovell became president of Marlboro College in 2004.
The American Architectural Foundation’s Keystone Award is presented each year to an organization or individual from outside the architectural profession in recognition of leadership in the field of architecture and design. The awards are received at the Accent on Architecture Gala in Washington, D.C.
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