Goal reached for #GivingTuesday 2018

We are always humbled by the amazing show of support the LHF receives on Giving Tuesday. Thank you so much to all who chose to give to our lake and lake community on this day of giving. We are sincerely grateful for your support and we are so excited to announce that we met and exceeded our goal of $10,000!  To add to the excitement, those gifts will be matched, doubling the impact of this worldwide day of giving.

If you happened to miss the fun and would still like a chance to win a train station model, join us for a special wine and cheese evening, or even be part of train station history it’s not too late! Our Giving Tuesday 2018 donation page will remain open until the end of the weekend.  Find out more below.

#GivingTuesday 2018 Campaign

Donations to the LHF during our #GivingTuesday campaign will support our many programs and initiatives, including the Lake Hopatcong Train Station project which will very shortly become the home of the Lake Hopatcong Foundation as well as the Lake Hopatcong Environmental and Cultural Center. Our vision for the station is to promote the natural, cultural, and historical value of the region while also providing a center that can accommodate special events, community gatherings and educational programs.


By making a donation through our 2018 #GivingTuesday campaign, you can…

1. Win a miniature model of the Train Station

For each $25 donated to the LHF through our #GivingTuesday campaign, donors will be entered into a drawing for three miniature Lake Hopatcong Train Stations, created in a limited quantity by Lilliput Lane Model Stations of England, specifically for the Lake Hopatcong Foundation. Each train station, measuring 4″ by 2 1/2″ by 2 1/2″, is cast in Amorphite, hand-painted, and nestled in a gift box with an official Lilliput Lane deed.

2. Enjoy a wine & cheese reception at the new Environmental and Cultural Center

Those donating $250 or more will be welcomed, along with three guests, to the historical Lake Hopatcong Train Station, prior to the official open house, for a wine & cheese reception and an exclusive program presented by Lake Hopatcong Historian and LHF Chairman of the Board Martin Kane and Principal Historic Preservation Specialist Margaret Hickey from Connolly & Hickey Historical Architects.  The program will take you through the last four years of renovation of this key transportation hub for many years.

3. Be part of the Train Station history

If you are able to donate $1000 or more, your name will be permanently recognized on a plaque that will be hung in the Train Station for years to come. (Any donations you have previously made to the Train Station will be included in your final donation total.)

4. Double your impact

Last year, the LHF raised more than $7,000 through our #GivingTuesday campaign. This year, we have a matching donor who will match up to $10,000 in donations through our #GivingTuesday campaign! No matter how large or small, please consider offering your financial support to this year’s LHF #GivingTuesday campaign.



Martin Kane is a retired as Business Manager for the Marine Corps at Picatinny Arsenal since 1998. He transitioned to program management after serving for almost twenty years as an Army attorney specializing in acquisition and international programs. Growing up on Lake Hopatcong as a summer resident, Marty has served as the president of the Lake Hopatcong Historical Museum since 1990. He is the author of several books on local history as well as co-author with his wife, Laurie, of the script for the award-winning documentary Greetings from Bertrand Island.

Margaret M. Hickey, AIA, is the Principal Historic Preservation Specialist for the architecture firm Connolly & Hickey Historical Architects located in Cranford, New Jersey.  Margaret holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the New Jersey Institute of Technology and a Master of Science in Historic Preservation from Columbia University.  She has been a principal at Connolly & Hickey since 2003 in charge of ensuring all work performed by the firm complies with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties. As such, Margaret is responsible for assisting in the design of publicly funded historic restoration and preservation projects, assisting clients with obtaining and managing their grant funds, and in the preparation of planning reports and nominations to the New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places. Since 2003, Connolly & Hickey has focused its practice on restoration and rehabilitation of historic buildings and structures in New Jersey with a special interest in properties related to the State’s industrial history and transportation infrastructure.  Such projects include the Bascule Bridge No. 9 over the Glimmer Glass in Manasquan, several sites related to the Morris Canal in Morris, Warren and Sussex Counties, and the Glen Ridge, Demarest and Lake Hopatcong Train Stations.

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