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The AFGS purchased our current home in 2007 from the First Universalist Church. Please read the Building Fund Update for the latest news.
View the AFGS Franco-American Heritage Center Building Fund brochure on line. (Not PDF)
 
A Message from the Building Fund Committee
The American-French Genealogical Society is pleased to announce phase 3 of the AFGS building fund and to present a summary of repairs and renovation to the society's home. The AFGS Franco-American Heritage Center brochure includes a list of projects completed as of June 30, 2010.
Since purchasing the buildings in November 2007------ thanks to the generosity of our members and friends -----we raised sufficient funds to expand our library and establish a Franco-American Heritage Center. As a result of that generosity, AFGS was able to purchase the building and complete over 12 projects without borrowing funds.
As you will see, much has been accomplished. The purchase of an older building presents some unique challenges. We have made many improvements over the past three years without changing the historical character of the building. We are pleased to report that the building is now safer, more secure and more energy efficient.
We are now looking forward to making the Center more accessible to our members and guests. We will improve energy efficiency; increase computer, sound and video technology on all three floors and double the size of the research library.
In order to reach these and other goals outlined in this booklet, we estimate the need for $250,000 in the next phase of our building
development plan.
Thank you to everyone who supported us in the past and we ask that you do what you can to help us reach our goal and develop our Franco-American Heritage Center.
 

Sincerely,

Normand T. Deragon
Vice President
Chair, AFGS Building Fund Committee

AFGS Blue Dot AFGS has a Vision Plan to create a Cultural & Research Center.
AFGS Blue Dot We must have sufficient funds available to create a fully accessible French-Canadian cultural and research center.
AFGS Blue Dot Our  goal is to raise at least $500,000 in donations and pledges.
Please join us by making a generous contribution to the campaign. The on-line brochure reviews AFGS and its commitment to "Preserving our Past...Building our Future".   
Click on How You Can Help for information on the different ways you can help with this goal. By donating, you will help establish a permanent home for our Society to grow and prosper.
Please download the pledge card and mail it today, or Donate or Pledge online   Either way you will help the AFGS in "Preserving our Past…and Building our Future".
If you have an Individual Retirement Account (IRA), here is an excellent opportunity to make a significant impact on the American French Genealogical Society’s effort to transform its new permanent home into a Franco-American cultural center.
Section 1201 of the Pension Protection Act of 2006 permits seniors age 70 1/2 and older to make a charitable gift of up to $100,000 per person from traditional IRAs. Read More Information.

American-French Genealogical Society
Building Fund Committee
P.O. Box 830
Woonsocket, RI
02895-0870

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