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Fairmount CDC Capital Campaign
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Overall Capital Campaign
Goal: $50,000 | Raised: $30,000
Making Fairmount the premier place to live, work and play is the goal of the Fairmount CDC
To continue striving towards this goal, we need your help!
We are kicking off a $50,000 fundraising effort to raise money for additional improvements and we are looking to our community to help us reach this goal. Thank you for your continued support!
Artistic Crosswalks that guide pedestrians while increasing visibility for motorists
Temporary (light, flexible) furnishings at the NW intersection for visitors waiting for buses
22nd & Fairmount Enhancements
Phase one of will include (but isn't limited to):
The project uses both decorative and functional lighting to make the bridge safer, while highlighting its historical and architectural significance. We hope to leverage this improvement to expedite the painting and concrete resurfacing. View the lighting design, prepared by BEAM.
29th Street Bridge Lighting
Lighting Design prepared by
Currently an underused, aging access point to Fairmount Park, the improvement project uses decorative & functional lighting, to make the bridge safer for users while highlighting the historical and architectural significance of its structure.
West Girard Avenue Improvements
Fairmount CDC seeks to continue providing healthy improvements to the corridor with art and trees, while deterring negative behaviors like graffiti tagging and illegal dumping
We want to replicate our successful first “Art on the Street” program, engaging local artists with their community on a quarterly schedule. We also want to continue investing in the 30 freshly planted trees along West Girard Ave.
**Checks may be made payable to "Fairmount CDC" and sent to 2837 W. Girard Avenue, Phila., PA 19130. Amounts raised beyond goals for one project may be used on alternative projects within the capital campaign.
A Note from our Board
Over the years you’ve seen the community around you changing – and we think, for the better. Making Fairmount the premier place to live, work and play is the goal of the Fairmount Community Development Corporation. It’s also important for the neighborhood to stay safe; to be easily connected to Fairmount Park; and to be a walkable, bikeable destination for everyone, including visitors.
With all this in mind, the Fairmount CDC is kicking off a $50,000 fundraising effort to raise money for some additional improvements, and we need your help:
Lighting the 29th Street Bridge | $30,000 – for health, safety and a better connection experience to the Park.
Fairmount Ave and 22nd Street Improvements | $10,000 – for better pedestrian, cyclist and auto safety with improved crosswalks and wayfinding signage.
Enhancing the visual appeal of West Girard Ave | $10,000 – providing healthy improvements to the corridor with art and trees, while deterring negative behavior (graffiti tagging and illegal dumping).
Currently, the Fairmount CDC gets most of its financial support from the events it hosts – the Fairmount Arts Crawl, the Fairmount Food Fight and more recently events like the Whiskey Tasting, held at 2637Brew. This community is only as strong as the people who work to make it better. With your gift, we’ll be able to make additional improvements that will be sustained for the longer term.
Donate today to support your neighborhood so it continues to attract new residents, new businesses and more visitors; making it an even more desirable place to live, work and play!