The Maryland Land Title Association Foundation Inc. announced the 2017 grant awards to the Havre De Grace Opera House and Habitat for Humanity Susquehanna servicing Cecil and Harford Counties. The MLTAF, through its Board of Trustees comprised of Executor Director Jan Lynch, a former MLTA President, Mark Lynch, Financial Director and former MLTA President and Joe Blume, Administrative Director, announced grants of $1,000.00 to the restoration Board of the Havre De Grace Opera House and $750.00 to Habitat for Humanity Susquehanna. The MLTAF is a charitable 501(c)(3) entity whose mission statement is “…to enhance and preserve the integrity of land titles, promote the recognition of current and historic contributions of land title professionals in our community, recognize and promote excellence and quality in the industry and it’s supporting institutions, and support preservation of historic buildings…”. The grants requests of the Opera House and Habitat for Humanity were submitted to the full board for consideration and review. By resolutions made and approved, the Executive Board of the MLTAF approved both grant requests as significant projects in need which conformed to the donation requirements detailed in the mission statement of the MLTAF.
The Havre De Grace Opera House, a cultural and community centerpiece in Havre de Grace since 1871 is in a historic building at 121 N. Union Ave in Jan Lynch’s letter to the Opera House on behalf of the MLTAF Board noted that it was her pleasure as the Executive Director to transmit the grant “…. in the hopes that it will assist your organization in continuing the preservation of operation of the Havre de Grace Opera House as a Maryland historical treasure”. Jan Lynch further noted that the commitment of the Opera House restoration committee “…. to the arts and continuing and tireless efforts preserve the historic Opera House for the benefit of Marylanders is truly a commendable endeavor”. The Maryland House of Delegates had previously approved a $250,000.00 restoration grant and Jan Lynch noted that “…it is my honor and pleasure to make this charitable donation on behalf of the Maryland Land Title Foundation, Inc. in the hopes that it will assist your organization in continuing the preservation of operation of the Havre de Grace Opera House as a Maryland historical treasure.”
During the consideration of the grant request by Habitat for Humanity Susquehanna’s, Joe Blume advised the MLTAF Board of the Habitat’s need for funding to continue the 8-10 home projects planned for calendar 2017 and beyond and for repairs to approximately 50 homes a year in Cecil and Harford County. Upon motion made and seconded, the MLTAF Board approved the grant request to Habitat for Humanity Susquehanna in the amount of $750.00. Jan Lynch’s letter to Phyllis Mosca, Donor Relations Manager of Habitat for Humanity Susquehanna’s commended the work done by Habitat and expressed hope that the grant by MLTA would “… assist in the continuation of your efforts to make home ownership a realty for deserving families.”
The Board of the MLTAF is accepting grant requests for calendar 2018 and any grant requests should be made to the Executive Director, Jan Lynch, by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or to Mark Lynch, Financial Director at email@example.com for consideration and review of the MLTAF Board.