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The Laurent House has a wonderful opportunity to receive a matching grant from the Pritzker Military Foundation of up to $50K in an effort to retire the mortgage at the Laurent House. In 2013, the foundation took out a mortgage of nearly $400K to fund an extensive renovation project with the unexpected collapse of the roof of the house. That mortgage is now down to approximately $135K and achieving this fundraising goal would give us $100K off of that debt, nearly eliminating our mortgage. The Pritzker Military Foundation (PMF) is giving us until the end of November to raise these needed funds. One of the restrictions of the grant is that PMF wants to see new donor monies raised. Your help is greatly appreciated and much needed as we work to secure the financial future of the Laurent House by being free of this monthly debt.



The preservation and protection of the Laurent House is possible because of generous individuals, corporations, and foundations. With your support, we can continue to welcome local, national, and international visitors to tour this architectural treasure. Your donation also provides funding for a summer architecture camp for elementary and secondary school students in our community.

You can make an online donation by filling out the form below, or you can mail a check payable to The Laurent House Foundation to 4646 Spring Brook Road, Rockford, IL 61114.

Ken and Phyllis Laurent were meticulous stewards of their beloved home. The Laurent House Foundation is dedicated to carrying on the same stewardship that was begun more than 70 years ago. We invite you to join us in our efforts to maintain the high standards set by the Laurents. Please consider a donation to support the ongoing preservation of the house the Laurents held so dear. 

If you have any questions, please contact Leanna Reidy, board member and fund development chair at 815.877.2952 or via e-mail at [email protected]. 

The Laurent House| Laurent House Foundation, Inc. is a private, independent 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization. Contributions to Laurent House are tax-deductible in the manner and to the extent allowed by law. The Laurent House Foundation will provide a written acknowledgement for all contributions.

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