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Virginia Savage McAlester Tribute

This initiative will honor Virginias’ historic preservation accomplishments in Dallas through:

-A commissioned sculpture dedicated to her attributes to be created by local artist Kat Warwick for placement in the rose garden of the Aldredge House, located in the Swiss Avenue Historic District. This initial project will be unveiled with a dedication ceremony in Spring of 2021. Please note the sculpture location will change from the initial placement in Savage Park, pending approval by the Landmark Commission.

-A Tribute Fund to honor her legacy of preservation advocacy in Dallas by establishing matching grant opportunities to fund programs and surveys in key historic neighborhoods and venues like Fair Park.

-An on-going Virginia Savage McAlester educational program in partnership with the Dallas Chapter of the American Institute of Architects and other partners organizations for lectures, scholarship in historic preservation and neighborhood advocacy.





Yes, I want would like to be part of the Virginia Savage McAlester Tribute!

Fill out the form below to donate via credit card and click Submit, or scroll to the bottom for more payment options. Your contribution will go through the Preservation Dallas non-profit status for your tax deduction but 100% of donations go to the Virginia Savage McAlester Tribute Fund. The credit card cost is not money that goes to Preservation Dallas but only covers the fee charged by the credit card companies and goes directly to them. Additionaly, while all donations go to the tribute, your statement will come through as a donation to Preservation Dallas.

* Donations of $250 or above will receive a “one of a kind” carved heart from the excess marble repurposed through the creation of the sculpture. Contributions received by November 1, 2020 will be recognized in our newsletter and all donations are tax-deductible.
Would you prefer to pay with check? Please send to:
Preservation Dallas
Re: Virginia Savage McAlester Tribute
2922 Swiss Avenue
Dallas, TX 75204
Would you prefer to pay by phone?  Call us at 214.821.3290 and we will record your donation for you.
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