Collaboration

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As will be the case with all good Revolutionary Challenge projects, developing a world-class alumni house @ Dickinson will necessarily be a collaborative effort.  Some of those who have contributed to the development of this initiative to date are listed below, along with some potential partners going forward.

Historical BothWe have begun working with the Cumberland County Historical Society and the Pennsylvania State Historic Preservation Office regarding listing the historic president’s house on the National Register of Historic Places. (The only building with this status on campus currently is Old West.) This is something worth doing regardless of whether the college proceeds with the “alumni house” idea. The benefits of National Register listing include:

  • Recognition that a property is significant to the nation, the state, and the local community;
  • Eligibility for federal tax incentives (worth approximately $800,000 in the case of this Historic President’s House);
  • State and federal preservation grants, when available, for planning and rehabilitation of buildings owned by not‐for‐ profit organizations and local governments;
  • Consideration in the planning for state and federal projects or projects that are assisted by state or federal agencies.

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