Knox-Galesburg Pilgrim Preservation Foundation

Plans For The Future

Our goals are set in 3 sections with 3 timelines

1. Organization 

Our congregation not  large enough, energetic enough nor do we have the skills to be successful in this endeavor alone. It is crucial that we partner with others who share the same goals.

To this point we have had wonderful responses from the City of Galesburg, Galesburg Community Foundation and Partners For Sacred Places.

Our goal is to have a group of people dedicated to seeing this building survive before the end of 2009.

2. Money To Support The Short Term Needs and Transfer of Ownership

Our first goal as a group will be to raise enough money to support the building for the next few years. One of the first orders of business is to determine how much we need to trigger ownership transfer from the church to the foundation. We would need enough to pay for expected expenses and maintenance plus other foundation costs.

Our goal would be to complete this phase by 2012.


3. Find a Purpose For The Building, Raise an Endowment

Longterm the foundation has to find purposes for the building.


Some possible uses could be:

Leasing to one or several church congregations.

Weddings and Funerals

Office space to community groups

sponsoring and providing space for civic events.


Raise enough money to support the long term expenses and maintenance needs of the building.