FFI Capital Campaign
A Letter From the Director
For the last thirty years, Friends Forever International’s mission has been to inspire and train young leaders from global hotspots to promote trust, empathy, and friendship among cultures in conflict. In that time, we have had over 1,400 youth from around the world come together for our yearlong programs that involve both work in their homelands and also an intense two-week training phase here in the US. We currently work in three locations around the world: Israel, Northern Ireland, and Uganda. Every year, even as we continue to grow, the global demand for our programs increases. In years past, we turned away dozens of highly qualified participants annually because FFI did not have a campus to host them…until now.
In the last two years, we have been able to secure an office and residential farmhouse on 2.6 acres in Durham. This campus is essential to our growth and stability. The campus provides us with the opportunity to host international programs all year long as well educational events for the local community. Prominently located on Route 4, the Friends Forever International Campus will be a landmark in the region for generations to come and will redefine our ability to provide our innovative youth leadership development and conflict resolution programs both locally and globally.
A cornerstone of the project will be sustainability. Our renovation plans include environmental upgrades such as:
The installation of 45 Solar Panels
Energy efficiency system upgrades
New roofs and insulation in both buildings
We also plan on an aggressive debt repayment plan to cover the remaining mortgage ($400,000). Completion of these two components will translate to a savings of $36,000 annually. This entire project (which is currently underway) will be completed by the end of 2017 and will cost a total of $1,100,000. Friends Forever International is currently over half of the way to this fundraising goal.
It cannot be overstated how essential this campus is for our ability to continue to provide amazing programs around peace and youth leadership development. This is an exciting time for Friends Forever International as we reflect on our first thirty years and now, with our new campus, envisioning the next thirty.
I look forward to having you come visit soon to see firsthand why we are so excited.
To send support to the campaign, send checks to Friends Forever International, 1 Morgan Way, Durham, NH 03824 and put HOME in the memo.
FFI Headquarters at One Morgan Way
The Farmhouse at Three Williams Way
Capital Campaign Sponsors