2020 Year-End Letter
Nearly 50 years ago, a visionary group of advocates and congregants recognized the need to establish a secular, non-profit organization with a mission to restore and preserve Unity Temple and educate the public about the significance of Frank Lloyd Wright’s modern masterpiece. In 2017, after many years of hard work, dedication and financial support from hundreds of people, Unity Temple received a comprehensive restoration.
Now, our mission continues…
For the long-term:
UTRF is developing a detailed maintenance plan to guide us in the day-to-day upkeep as well as planning for future restoration needs. We are building our capital reserve fund to cover these needs as they arise.
Faced with the challenges of the pandemic, we seized the opportunity to find creative ways to reach out to our audience and raise funds, translated our popular Unity Chamber Music Series into an online format, and collaborated with dozens of Wright sites throughout the country with the creation of Wright Virtual Visits.*
Your support provides essential funds to preserve Unity Temple and remain open to the community and visitors from all over the world. As we weather the uncertainty of this year and next, your support is more important than ever. The vitality of our landmark building, part of a UNESCO World Heritage site, relies on your gift to support UTRF’s important role in our community. Your fully tax-deductible donation, in any amount, makes a difference. Thank you.
With gratitude and warm wishes,
Heidi Ruehle, Executive Director and Brad White, Board President
* Wright Virtual Visits is on online tour program created in partnership with UTRF, the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation (Scottsdale) and the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy (Chicago).