Across the country, many community foundations are doing more than just providing funds for other charities. When the Community Foundation for Greater Rome began, we wanted to give back to the community in a way that created a legacy for years to come. A trip to Columbus, Indiana sowed the seeds of our new legacy project, Blooms on Broad.
The Community Foundation for Greater Rome has partnered with the City of Rome and several other organizations to install planters of seasonal flowers and other ornamental plants on Broad Street. These planters will add color and natural beauty to downtown Rome. These flowers will become a community asset that adds value to downtown Rome for years to come.
We are piloting Blooms on Broad at the corner of Second Avenue and Broad Street. We will be celebrating those first 12 planters at 10 am on Thursday, May 2nd at the corner of Second Avenue and Broad Street. Next, we will spend the next year working out any issues and fundraising to expand Blooms on Broad to every corner of Broad Street.
How You Can Get Involved
Join us on the corner of Second Avenue and Broad Street this Thursday, May 2nd at 10 am to celebrate the launch of Blooms on Broad.
Also, we would love for you to be a part of transforming the look of downtown Rome by sponsoring a planter. Your contribution will help install a planter and provide plants, watering, and weekly maintenance for years to come. You can donate any amount toward Blooms on Broad on our Donate page.
Finally, if you are able we hope you’ll consider giving at one of our sponsorship levels below.
Benefactor Level $20,000
Prominent recognition plaque at four corners on Broad Street; profile on the Community Foundation’s website; and prominent listing in all publicity.
Patron Level $5,000
Prominent recognition plaque at one corner on Broad Street and prominent listing in all publicity.
Gold Leader $2,000
Recognition plaque at one large planter and listing in dedication program.
Silver Leader $1,750
Recognition plaque at one medium planter and listing in dedication program.
Bronze Leader $1,500
Recognition plaque at one small planter and listing in dedication program.
Friend Level $100
Listing in dedication program.