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New Hope Colony Foundation has new board of trustees president


The New Hope Colony Foundation for the Arts announced Lawrence P. Booth of New Hope as its new president of the board of trustees.

Booth takes the helm of the nonprofit organization as sweeping changes promise to propel the foundation into a new era of promoting the arts in the community.

An active resident of New Hope since 1995, Booth currently is a director of the Delaware Valley Fire Museum and has served on the boards of the Free Library of New Hope & Solebury and Friends of the Free Library of New Hope & Solebury.

He proudly served in the U.S. Air Force and currently works as a teacher serving disaffected high school students. He brings a wealth of knowledge, ability and enthusiasm to the board. “It is an honor to collectively work with such a dedicated board to assist them in bringing the organization’s vision, mission and philanthropy to fruition,” said Booth.

Founder Eleanor Miller noted, “I am so elated that Lawrence entertained the idea to lead yet another nonprofit. I’m grateful that he accepted my request to lead the board as I know his competence and ability will be an asset to not only the foundation but the arts community as a whole. The Board wholeheartedly agreed that Lawrence was the perfect choice to take the helm at this crucial time in our growth.”

The New Hope Colony Foundation is dedicated to the preservation, restoration and reactivation of the historic English Village and surrounding landscapes which served as home for the artist colony of the Pennsylvania Impressionists and Modernists. In addition to preservation efforts, the foundation is working toward reestablishing the artist-in-residence program to provide artists with housing and studio space to live among other artists and pursue their creative work.

To learn more about all the new endeavors happening at the New Hope Colony Foundation and how you can be a part of preserving history, visit The New Hope Colony Foundation for the Arts is located at 2594 River Road, New Hope.

Lawrence P. Booth

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