Annual Cathedral Heritage Gala

Heritage Gala for Cathedral Preservation

The Cathedral represents historically noteworthy architecture as well as over a century of faith and civic traditions in Savannah. The Cathedral is open to the community of Savannah as well as to hundreds of thousands of visitors every year. The Cathedral remains in the top 10 historic sites to visit in the United States.

In 2001, Bishop J. Kevin Boland and Monsignor William O. O’Neill wisely envisioned a new, sustainable method of funding the Cathedral’s capital building needs. A Heritage Endowment Fund was established to move beyond the history of remedial repairs funded by debt. This Fund leads to a future of less-costly conservation and preservation paid with the investment returns of a body of funds specifically dedicated solely to those purposes.

What is the primary source of funding for the Heritage Endowment Fund?
The Annual Heritage Preservation Gala is held each year in the fall with all net proceeds going into the Heritage Endowment Fund.  The Gala generates annually over $100,000 in investment returns. We must broaden the Fund’s base of financial support— and thus, produce greater investment earnings to sustain the Cathedral for generations to come.

Enjoy the pictures from the 2015 Gala!