Susan Gilgore, Executive Director of Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum, Joe Passero, , Klaff’s Chairman and Chief Operating Officer, and Patsy Brescia, Chair of the Board of Trustees for the Museum. (contributed photo)
Norwalk, CT - Klaff’s, a preeminent resource of home design in the region headquartered in Norwalk, CT is donating to the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum the proceeds from the Klaff’s Jerry Levine Charity Golf Outing held on August 19th 2013. The donation of over $24,000 is the largest corporate gift to the Museum this year.
“We are thrilled to support this outstanding institution and national treasure,” says Joe Passero, Klaff’s Chairman and Chief Operating Officer and longtime Trustee of the Museum. “Supporting our landmarks enriches and enhances our lives and reminds us of how impactful and important culture, history, art and architecture are to us and our community.”
“We are very grateful to Klaff’s for their support,” says Patsy Brescia, Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Museum. “They have been a vital philanthropic force at the Mansion for over a decade and we hope for many years to come.”
Klaff’s Home Design Center was founded in South Norwalk, Connecticut, in 1921 as a family-owned, wholesale plumbing supply store. Today, Klaff’s is the largest independent upscale home design retailer in the country, owned and operated by the second and third generations of the Klaff family. In addition to its main showroom in South Norwalk, Klaff's operates two other full-service home design stores in Danbury, Connecticut, and Scarsdale, New York. Each store offers the same extensive merchandise selection and categories covering lighting, bath, kitchens, decorative hardware, tile & stone enhanced by premier customer service and unsurpassed home design expertise.
“Klaff’s has been a very generous supporter and friend of the Museum, donating nearly $250,000 over the last 10 years.” says Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum Executive Director Susan Gilgore. “The Board of Trustees and I are extremely grateful for Klaff’s continued support and the major impact it continues to have on this iconic landmark and treasured cultural and educational institution.”
The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum’s 2013 cultural and educational programs are made possible by generous funding from the LMMM Distinguished Benefactors: The Xerox Foundation, Klaff’s, Mrs. Cynthia C. Brown and The Maurice Goodman Foundation.
The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum is a National Historic Landmark. Tours for the museum and exhibit are offered Wednesdays through Sundays, at noon, 1 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3 p.m. Admittance is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and $6 for children. Children under 8 are admitted free. For more information, visit www.lockwoodmathewsmansion.com, e-mail email@example.com, or call 203-838-9799.