Stanton Street Synagogue Receives Overwhelming Funding Support
Thanks to crowdfunding efforts via Lucky Ant, the Stanton Street Synagogue met (and exceeded) its initial all-or-nothing goal of $10,000, and with time to spare. Coin collected during this online drive is earmarked for structural damage (e.g. roof) exacerbated by the force of Hurricane Sandy. Estimates place total cost of repair to the tune of $200,000.
For the remaining few days of the campaign, the surviving “tenement synagogue,” the last of its kind, continues raising money to achieve the matching Heritage challenge grant awarded last summer. Once this $30,000 threshold is reached, the New York Landmarks Conservancy equals the amount with a fund infusion.In response to the outpouring of monetary support, the Stanton Shul stated:
This is an unique accomplishment — a historic shul embracing the relatively new platform of crowd-funding to reach younger, smaller donors and succeeding.
Lucky Ant is on somewhat of a roll these days, having already aided threatened neighborhood mainstays like the St. Mark’s Bookshop and the Living Theatre on Clinton Street.