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ROW's Back Door Kitchen Tour provides funds to aid groups interested in improving Downtown Wilmington.  Over the last seven years we have distributed over $62,000 to groups ranging from the Hannah Block Historic USO to the Dreams Center.  ROW even bought a piece of art and donated it to the City.  If you've admired Southern Hospitality the venus flytrap sculpture at the foot of Market St. you've seen the work of ROW's Grants Committee.

The Residents of Old Wilmington, Inc. (ROW) is a private non-profit, membership based organization that collaborates with public and private organizations in the development of a vibrant, prosperous and balanced community in downtown Wilmington.  Through targeted fundraising activities, ROW supports community projects that:
  • enhance the natural beauty of the downtown Historic District (defined as lying between Red Cross and Queen Streets, from Eighth Street to the Cape Fear River)
  • are capital improvements – especially those that maintain/ restore downtown structures
  • foster the health of downtown arts and cultural programs or facilities and other community services that are important to ROW
  • are one time in nature, and do not establish a regular pattern of support
  • reflect the diversity of the needs of the Historic District
  • potentially have the ability to leverage other available funding for maximum community impact
Do you have a project that ROW should support?  Click on THIS LINK to download an application.
Click this link to fill out the form.
        ROW presented its grant to the Blue Ribbon Commission today.  The grant will fund a summer program for DC Virgo students at Kids Making It.  Jana Jones Hall (left), along with Jimmy Pierce of KMI, accepted the grant from ROW board members Paul Lawler, Scott Conant, Mike McGinty, Paul Mason and Sylvia Kochler.  WWAY covered the event and you can view their story HERE.
The Wilmington Railroad Museum will be repainting the historic sign   Atlantic Coast Roalroad barely visible on the West end of the building.  You can just see it above the awning.  ROW was honored to make a grant that will make this possible.  ROW President Paul Lawler presents the check to Railroad Museum Executive Director Mark Koenig as Bill Massey and Sylvia Kochler look on.
ROW President Paul Lawler presents a Grant Check to Jocelyn Lynch of the Burgwin Wright House.  Immediate Past President Robert Erb and Secretary Sylvia Kochler look on.  The grant will provide lighting to the front of the house highlighting its beautiful features.