The Newport Restoration Foundation is seeking nominations for the eighth annual Doris Duke Historic Preservation Awards. The awards celebration will be held at Rough Point, the Newport home of preservationist and philanthropist Doris Duke, on Friday, September 5, 2014. The Doris Duke Historic Preservation Awards is a joint project of the Newport Restoration Foundation and the City of Newport to celebrate achievements in local historic preservation.
The award honorees will be selected by a committee comprised of representatives from NRF, the City of Newport, and individuals involved in historic preservation at the local and state levels. Nomination forms are available at http://www.newportrestoration.org/sup/files/2014_awards_nomination_form.pdf. The deadline for submission is May 14, 2014.
All proceeds from the awards celebration benefit the Doris Duke Fund for Historic Preservation, which distributes grants to civic and non-profit organizations on Aquidneck Island and Jamestown. Administered by the NRF, these grants are generally given for bricks-and-mortar projects or project planning. The funds from the 2013 awards celebration benefited projects by: Chevra Kadisha Association of Newport County, City of Newport, Star of the Sea, LaFarge Restoration Fund and St. Columba’s Chapel. Grant recipients are selected by a separate selection committee.
Support for the 2013 Doris Duke Historic Preservation Awards was provided by ArtCare Resources, BankNewport, DF Dwyer Insurance Agency, Ferrar & Associates, Home & Commercial Security, JAM Construction, QMW Masonry, Sandra Liotus Lighting Design and Slocum, Gordon & Co. Sponsor opportunities are available for the 2014 awards. Contact Jeanine Kober at Jeanine@NewportRestoration.org.
More information and tickets to the awards celebration are available by calling 401-849-7300 or at http://www.newportrestoration.org/calendar/details/36955-doris_duke_historic.