Building | noun
-Built from 1907-1915, the vision of Archbishop John Ireland
-Designed by renowned French architect Emmanuel Masqueray
-Stained glass windows tell the story of Mary’s life
Building | verb
-Providing over 22,000 meals through shelters and Meals on Wheels
-Helping 400 people annually through employment ministry
-Distributing 7,700 vouchers for shoes and 6,000 bus passes or gas vouchers
-Serve nearly 500 sandwiches and cups of coffee at the door each week
-Hosting over 20 public concerts a year
The Basilica of Saint Mary – America’s first Basilica – is a stunning, sacred place designed in Beaux Arts style by French architect Emmanuel Masqueray.
But The Basilica is more than an important architectural Landmark. It’s a center for the arts, refuge for those in need, and a beacon of hope for our metropolitan area.
Please support the Building of Hope. Your gift to The Basilica Landmark will support our mission of preservation and restoration so that generations to come will enjoy its beauty and ministries. Donate today!
The Basilica Landmark Ball
Thank you to all those who joined us for the 2015 Basilica Landmark Ball. The event was truly a spirited night, filled with great conversation, delicious food, and even better fundraising. We are proud to announce that we exceeded our 2015 Fund-a-Need goal of $60,000 to tuck-point The Basilica's bell towers. Work will begin later this summer. A special thank you to our volunteers and donors who made the evening one we will never forget.
The Basilica Landmark Annual Fund
Join us as we make plans to continue to preserve, restore and advance The Basilica of Saint Mary through a contribution to our annual fund. In 2015 we will make improvements to the Reardon Rectory including a remodel of the fourth floor to create storage space for our art and archives as well as a variety of other projects.
Calling All New Donors - Participation Challenge
When Owen, age 8, toured The Basilica of Saint Mary with his grandmother, he asked her how The Basilica was taken care of. She informed him it took donations from thousands of people every year to keep the building in good repair. Upon hearing this, Owen went home, opened his piggy bank, and made his own donation of $2.03 to The Basilica Landmark. And thanks to a generous donor, for every Annual Fund gift received, $100 will be donated to The Basilica Landmark up to $70,000. This means that because Owen is a first time donor, his $2.03 donation immediately turned into $102.03. Please join Owen by making a gift of any size to The Basilica Landmark to preserve and restore The Building of Hope.
Please support The Basilica Landmark’s Annual Fund or join in our participation challenge with an online gift here.