Celebrating Our New Affiliation with Global Heritage Fund
I am thrilled to announce that a respected heritage organization, Global Heritage Fund (GHF), is joining World Monuments Fund (WMF) in a strategic affiliation. Founded in 2002 in Palo Alto, California, GHF has partnered with over 100 public and private organizations at 30 sites across 20 countries. This affiliation will allow us to increase our impact preserving irreplaceable heritage around the world.
GHF’s two active projects, Dali Village in Guizhou Province, China, and Ciudad Perdida in Colombia, will be added to WMF’s project portfolio. WMF will benefit from the GHF community, in particular on the U.S. West Coast and in Asia. In addition, GHF’s work at the intersection of heritage and technology, a legacy of its Silicon Valley beginning, will be continued under the auspices of WMF.
Several GHF team members will join WMF, and GHF Board members will transition onto the WMF US Board, WMF Britain affiliate Board, WMF International Council, and a special task force to maximize the benefit of the affiliation.
“We are excited to join forces with World Monuments Fund,” says GHF Board of Directors Chair Ro King. “By uniting, we are amplifying our efforts and increasing resources to empower communities and protect cultural heritage.”
As a valued member of our community, you are among the first to be informed of this strategic development. We are endlessly grateful for your unwavering commitment to our mission. I hope you will join us in welcoming Global Heritage Fund to our organization.
Thank you for being an integral part of WMF. Together, we grow this great organization to better answer the immense needs of communities as they safeguard irreplaceable heritage around the world.
Chair, World Monuments Fund Board of Trustees