Charles Luck Stone Center is honored to be 2011 Season of Events sponsor for The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF), the only not-for-profit foundation in America dedicated to increasing the public’s awareness and understanding of the importance and irreplaceable legacy of its cultural landscapes. Through education, technical assistance, and outreach, theye broaden awareness of and support for historic landscapes nationwide in hopes of saving this diverse and priceless heritage for future generations.
The newly formed partnership is a reflection of the shared values between the two organizations. “From the moment we met Charles Birnbaum, and shortly thereafter in attending our first TCLF event we realized there was something very purposeful and unique about this organization,” states Anderson McNeill, President of Charles Luck. “We were in the process of brainstorming ideas for our corporate social responsibility strategy around historical preservation and TCLF seemed like the perfect fit.”
“Our parent company’s mission is to ‘positively impact the lives of others’ and we believe that our relationship with TCLF allows us to do just that,” McNeill continues. “Through purposeful education and training, championing iconic landscapes, and creative outreach with communities TCLF raises awareness and helps to preserve important and amazing landscapes that, while a part of our everyday lives, are also in jeopardy of being forgotten at best or demolished at worst.”
Charles Luck shares a passion with TCLF for great design, natural materials, and enhancing neighborhoods and communities by designing and building with future generations in mind. McNeill continues, “We feel we have a responsibility to help create beautiful spaces that maintain design integrity and utilize materials that are sourced and excavated from resources that are ethical, socially responsible and environmentally sound. And while our core business is focused on the creation of new structures and landscapes, we share a commitment with TCLF around the importance of preserving historical, landmark, or endangered spaces that have importance today and meaning tomorrow.”
As a 2011 Season of Events Sponsor, Charles Luck will help support the exciting monthly events and is looking forward to exploring creative opportunities for engagement during the events and through social media outreach. “What is probably the most intriguing for us,” McNeill notes, “is the ‘Second Wave of Modernism II’ conference to be hosted at MoMa in November. We are thrilled to be a part of such an important engagement.”