Become part of the 5604 Manor family that is helping build a more just and sustainable world right here in Austin. As of January 2011 we have raised $242,600, including $61,000 in-kind donations, we still have to pay off over $450,000 to complete our vision for 5604 Manor. Every contribution counts no matter of the amount. If you interested in attending an open house or learning more about how to make contribution contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Donations can also be made easily and securely on-line by clicking here
Depending on the level of your gift, it can be recognized in any of the following ways:
- Naming opportunities of the physical spaces within 5604 Manor are available
- An image or your name painted in a 5604 Manor mural
- A garden plot planted and named after you
- Planted fruit tree named after you
Gifts can be made in the form of cash or a pledge payable over two years. Deferred gifts through estate planning will also help build 5604 Manor.
The 5604 Manor project has from the beginning been a collaborative effort of local progressive groups. The Workers Defense Project, managing partner for the center, moved into the building in 2009, as members and volunteers put in a lot of sweat equity to renovate the space and prepare for the May 2010 opening. Financial and organizational support from the Third Coast Activist Resource Center and Third Coast Workers for Cooperation have allowed 5604 Manor to start strong, but more is needed.
In addition to retiring the debt for the building and land, the Capital Campaign aims to raise money to expand the ways in which 5604 Manor serves the community. In addition to the existing office, meeting, and lecture/performance space indoors, we want to expand the facilities for educational and youth programming. We also have an ambitious plan to turn the 2-acre backyard into a beautiful and functional space for community gardens, recreation, and a larger outdoor performance space.
Financial contributions to the 5604 Manor Capital Campaign will have a direct and immediate impact; the groups involved in the project have an abundance of energy and lack only the financial resources to expand their programming and services.
In a world marked by so many divisions between people, 5604 Manor started with the central goal of creating a truly multi-racial/ethnic/cultural center. Community is an experience, not just an idea, and the groups at 5604 Manor are making community by coming together in solidarity, not to ignore our differences but to deepen our understanding of each other.