Illinois Executive Mansion Association releases annual report

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SPRINGFIELD - Today the Illinois Executive Mansion Association released its 2015 annual report today outlining the successes and milestones reached in their first campaign year.  These milestones include:

·    1,000,000 in private donations raised in 2015
·    Completion of Phase 1 work on the mansion roof
·    Just over 1000 new members added in 2015
·    $280,000 in pro bono services donated to the association

The repairs are supported solely through private funds raised by the Illinois Executive Mansion Association.  The Illinois Executive Mansion is the third-oldest state governor’s residence in the United States and the oldest gubernatorial residence in the Midwest.

In July 2015, Henson Robinson Company, a historic Springfield contractor, was chosen by the Illinois Executive Mansion Association to complete the first phase of repairs to the building’s ailing roof to prevent future leaks and damage.  The roofing replacement was completed in November 2015.

The second phase will include work on the exterior and interior renovation, updates of the private residence, refurbishing the landscape and grounds, and modernizing the security.  This two-year design and construction period is expected to cost around $8 and $12 million.

First Lady Diana Rauner, Chairwoman of the Illinois Executive Mansion Association, says, “It has been an exciting year for the association and we can’t wait to get started on our next phase of work to restore the People’s House as a source of pride for Illinois.  Thank you to all of our new members for your support.”

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