2020 Whyte Hall Annual Fund
Dear Friends and Neighbors:
We are contacting you once again with our Annual Fall Whyte Hall Operating Fund Appeal to support our beloved Community Center. As you know, rental fees, voluntary contributions from Pines’ user groups and contracts with both Verizon and T-Mobile partially offset the cost of operating the building. The remaining operating cost is bridged by the continued generosity of Pines’ residents and businesses.
Many of you have stepped up to support the Spring Whyte Hall Appeal, for which we thank you very much! While we raised $37,300 so far this year, we are shy of our fundraising goal of $60,000. If you have not participated already, or if you can donate again, we need your help.
Harsh winters, the aging of the building and plans for increased use of the building cause more wear and tear and create the need for additional maintenance every year.
We have begun to build a capital reserve which will help us to address the inevitable larger projects that will surface as Whyte Hall ages. The goal of this capital reserve fund is to assure that the building continues to be a premier venue for the many activities of our community. This year we will need to replace the canvas canopy of the Albert Lepage Pavilion, which will exceed our current capital reserve fund balance. Thus your contributions to this appeal are more important than ever. Please join your fellow Pines’ residents by making a donation to Whyte Hall.
In addition, we would like to ask you to keep in mind that Whyte Hall is a great venue for weddings and private parties. Help spread the word to any engaged couples you may know.
Thank you, in advance, for your support of this important community asset.
The Whyte Hall Operations Committee
Eric Sawyer (Chair), Laura Hartstein (Vice Chair),
Ward Auerbach, Howard Goldfarb, Roger Kluge,
Albert Lepage, Ken Pollard, Henry Robin, Ariadne Villarreal
A dramatic venue in a unique community, Whyte Hall is midway between Manhattan and the Hamptons, yet a world away in atmosphere and spirit.
The Pines is situated within the Fire Island National Seashore between the Atlantic Ocean and the Great South Bay, on one of the world's most beautiful beaches.
Heady mix of tradition and trendsetting
A fabled resort with a colorful history of spectacular parties, Fire Island Pines remains a center of gay culture and a treasured hideaway for entertainment and fashion trendsetters.
This state-of-the-art 172-seat theater can be configured in a variety of ways for meeting or performances. The removal of theater seating creates a fabulous open space area for a ceremony, dinner or dance.
A stunning canopied 620-square-foot outdoor deck that is perfect for any party, open-air performance, or other private or public event.
Modular, multipurpose indoor spaces, divisible by two self-contained areas that can house meetings or staging areas for any event.
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