135 E. Washington Row
Making a place to gather and grow
We love it when a plan comes together, and the vision of the Erie County Community Foundation (ECCF) did just that.
More Than a Location -A Place
In last year’s series, we wrote about the ECCF embarking on a substantial renovation project in downtown Sandusky. Their building had recently changed ownership, and the Foundation recognized this as an opportunity to rethink its location and also as an opportunity to make an impact. The Foundation is a convener of donors, activists and facilitators, all of whom have a passion for place and a desire to make a difference in our community, and their hope was that their new home would embody this idea.
The paint has dried and ECCF has beautifully created "a place for the community to gather and grow." With the support of generous donors and the work of Jannotta & Herner Inc. substantial facility renovations transformed 8,000sf and the building exterior at 135 E. Washington Row Sandusky. The makeover of an old bank into a modern and thriving space created a new home for the Foundation and three other local non-profits – the United Way of Erie County, the Sandusky Education Foundation and offices for the Boys & Girls Club, extending their capacity to do good in our community. Furthermore, a Class A conference space equipped with state-of-the-art technology and other smaller professional meeting spaces are now available for the community’s use. It is already being put to good use by area leaders as they come together to address pressing needs and big ideas.