ROCKFIELD FOUNDATION, INC. RAISES FUNDS TOWARD $1.5 MILLION BUILDING IMPROVEMENTS FOR THE COMMUNITY ENRICHMENT VENUE

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Renderings of future community enrichment building improvement at Rockfield Manor

The Rockfield Foundation, Inc. is pleased to announce planned improvements to its current facility. The proposed project is to replace a temporary tent-like structure with a permanent structure that complements the Manor’s historic architecture. Rockfield Manor was built over a hundred years ago and this addition will ensure it will be enjoyed by all for many decades to come. After an extensive review process, the Rockfield Foundation has  selected and is under contract by ADW-Architectural Design Works, Inc. and KasCon, Inc. to complete this project. The scope of the job will be led by a sub-committee appointed by the Rockfield Foundation Board of Directors, who will work with both the architectural and construction management resources. Groundbreaking is planned for November 2024.

The project is expected to take 6-8 months completed by July 2025. In its current state, the structure requires costly annual maintenance and is not weathertight which subjects it to elements in poor weather conditions. The new addition will be climate controlled, be protected from the elements and create a sound barrier for neighboring homes. “The Foundation has been hard at work raising money for the addition. To date, we have proudly raised $600,000. With the continued support from the community and our events, we will reach our financial goal.’’ Donna M. Dickey, Chair of the Rockfield Foundation.

The project will be funded by money raised from the Rockfield Foundation. With the support of Senator J.B. Jennings, Senator Mary Dulany- James, Delegate Teresa Riley, Delegate Mike Griffith, Delegate Susan McComas, the Rockfield Foundation was awarded an additional $300,000 bond bill from the State of Maryland. This project will continue to positively affect the business community by providing services for the events that take place on the campus throughout the year. The Rockfield Foundation is supported by a strong volunteer community.

“We’re really excited about this project, as a Community Enrichment Venue we strive every day to provide a beautiful place where our community can come together, whether it is for one of our public events or private functions we are grateful for the community and continued support.”  Kellee Kalthof, Executive Director of the Rockfield Foundation.

Rockfield Manor and surrounding parks are owned by the Town of Bel Air and supported by a longstanding partnership with the Rockfield Foundation. The Foundation funds and maintains the estate through donations, grants and by hosting private and public events. “Rockfield Manor is a wonderful amenity for our Town and plays a large role for so many people in our community. With this addition, it will ensure that it will remain the gem of the Town of Bel Air for decades to come. The Town of Bel Air appreciates all the hard work of the Rockfield Foundation bringing this project together.”  Kevin Bianca, Mayor of the Town of Bel Air.

The Foundation is excited about these planned improvements and looks forward to securing all planning and fundraising milestones in the weeks and months ahead. Rockfield Manor and the Rockfield Foundation are committed to continuing to serve our community.

Anyone interested in supporting the Rockfield Manor Community Enrichment Improvements can visit www.rockfieldmanor.com or contact Kellee Kalthof at 410-638-4565.

The Rockfield Foundation, Inc, a non-profit corporation, incorporated under the laws of Maryland. It is managed by a volunteer Board of Directors to promote and operate Rockfield Manor for the benefit of the Bel Air community. The Manor House is available for meetings and social events. If you have any questions regarding the history of Rockfield Manor or wish to inquire about its use, please call us at 410-638-4565 at your convenience.

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