01 May 2013

Help restore Fountain Walk and Circle

Photo courtesy of FOFW

Friends of the Fountain and Walk (FOFW) is a Berkeley neighborhood 501(c)3 non-profit organization that needs your help. They are nearing the end of an initial fundraising campaign that began two years ago to repair the deteriorating balusters at The Circle and along Fountain Walk. They ask for your contribution today to help us complete this important work.

Just as it was envisioned to be more than 100 years ago, the Fountain at The Circle is the pulsing heart of the city’s north side—a Beaux Arts icon that, with its surrounding balustrade and nearby Fountain Walk, recalls the city’s rich architectural past.

Designed by University of California campus architect John Galen Howard and sculptor Arthur Putnam, the restored Fountain proudly stands today as an outstanding example of a privately funded public work of art. With the generous help of people like you and the hard work of hundreds of volunteers, FOFW have moved forward and formed a successful partnership with the city for its ongoing maintenance and repair.

Photo courtesy of BPWA

Currently, FOFW’s fund-raising focus is the replacement of more than 75 damaged balusters around The Circle and along Fountain Walk. Today they are approximately $25,000 short of their goal of $75,000 in funds raised.

FOFW ask for your generous contribution of any amount to support the effort to restore this historic, esthetic, and economically significant benefit to the North Berkeley area. Please send a tax-deductible check today to:

Friends of the Fountain and Walk
c/o Sara Holmes
946 Shattuck Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94707

For additional information, e-mail FOFW: fountainandwalk@gmail.com


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