Columbia Cemetery needs your help!
Why your help is needed
The cemetery is an irreplaceable part of our cultural heritage, but many of the historic and artistic grave markers are endangered as a result of serious vandalism and neglect. Although Columbia Cemetery is owned by the City of Boulder and managed by the Boulder Parks and Recreation Department, grave markers are private property, and owners are accountable for repair and maintenance.
Some family members have faithfully overseen the upkeep of their loved ones' graves for many years. However, as families have moved away and descendants have passed on, a number of graves have been neglected. A great deal of professional and volunteer conservation work has been performed on damaged headstones, but every year additional grave markers are affected by problems associated with age, ground settling, and vandalism.
Columbia Cemetery has come a long way, but there is still much work to be done. Your tax-deductible contribution will help us to preserve this cultural treasure by providing funds to help pay for much-needed conservation work on the grave markers, as well as provide necessary tools, equipment and other improvements in the historic cemetery.
It's easy to make a contribution to Columbia Cemetery-just click the "Donate" button and follow the instructions. A secure connection is provided, and your information will not be shared with anyone. You will receive a receipt from PayPal, as well as a letter from us that acknowledges your donation and provides tax deduction information.
You can also contribute to Columbia Cemetery by sending a check or money order payable to:
Boulder Parks and Recreation Department
Please include your name and address with your donation so that we can send an acknowledgment letter and tax deduction information.
If you are interested in learning about Columbia Cemetery volunteer opportunities, or if you can share information about any Columbia Cemetery deeds, records, anecdotes or photographs, we would love to hear from you!
It's easy. Just click the donate button below and follow the instructions. A secure PayPal connection is provided and your information will not be shared.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 September 2012 07:55