Temple Concord has launched a matching gifts campaign to preserve and restore the Kilmer Mansion. Donations will help restore the collapsed terrace that faces Riverside Drive and the adjacent covered porch.
“The campaign is off to an amazing start. In just a few days, 50 generous donors gave upwards of $7,700,” said Lisa Blackwell, Temple Concord president. “It’s wonderful to see such an outpouring support. The mansion is a community treasure, and it will take a community effort to ensure its future.”
“Kilmer Mansion is the most iconic building on Riverside Drive and people are always curious about it. To preserve it and make it available to the public would be good stewardship, as well as a way to show hospitality toward the community at large,” said Robin Hazen, Temple Concord trustee, noting this sentiment is shared by many members of Temple Concord and people across the Binghamton community. Prior to the pandemic, Temple Concord was offering regular tours and events to share the “historic gem” with the many people who have wanted to visit, and hopes to resume these activities soon.
All gifts given in December will be matched dollar for dollar up to $30,000. Donations can be made by check, payable to Temple Concord, 9 Riverside Dr., Binghamton, NY 13905 (note Kilmer Mansion Fund). Gifts can also be made online at https://rb.gy/nozqdw or by texting GIVE to 607-228-8005.