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Annual fund Drive Success and Done!: We just received a pledge and thank Susan and Steve Chamberlin for the $30,000 they donated on a matching basis. In total, $60,600 was raised the repair the wall. Many thanks to all the donors.          

The purposes of the Wissahickon Mills Foundation are to preserve & maintain the historic Robeson’s Rolling Mill and broaden the accessibility of paddle sports education to area residents from all walks of life. Here is the link to the full mission:  Wissahickon Mills Foundation Mission Statement

Preservation Needs: Please see the link for the Wissahickon Mills Foundation financials as of Sept. 15, 2023, and the overview of the repairs determined to be needed by the two recent structural inspectionsWissahickon Mills Foundation Financials and Structural Inspection 

The mill's complete history can be found here: Robeson Rolling Mill (

Donations Guide

Online: Please use the online donation form at the bottom and enter a comment to direct your contribution to mill repairs or education. Our tax ID is 88-2996144. The system will send a thank you note and a receipt.

Checks: Checks are appreciated as this eliminates transaction fees; please make them payable to the Wissahickon Mills Foundation.  Send to PCC's address, 4900 Ridge, Phila. Pa., 19128-3805, or to the Treasurer: Griffin Affel, 439 Montier Rd., Glenside, Pa., 19038-3325, and he will send a receipt.

Corporate Matching Gifts: As a 501 (c)(3) public charity*, the Foundation is eligible for many employers’ matching gift programs. Please give your employer our EIN #88-2996144, ask your employer to certify us as a qualified charity, and call or send us questions or needed forms.  

Stock Transfers/Gifts: For donors with appreciated securities, tax advisors may recommend you consider using securities to make a charitable gift, allowing you a charitable income tax deduction for the stock's full market value and never having to pay capital gains tax on the appreciation.** Please use this link to initiate such a gift: WMF Stock Donation Form

Qualified Charitable Donations (QCD): If you were 70½ before the end of 2019 or 72 after that and have a ‘traditional IRA’ (not a 401k), a QCD distribution can satisfy all or part of the amount of your required minimum distribution from your IRA, and you receive a tax benefit even if you take the standard deduction. ** Please use this link to initiate such a gift: Retirement Account Donation Authorization letter

*  The Wissahickon Mills Foundation is an IRS approved 501(c)(3) public charity. Call Griffin Affel at (215) 260-9900 or write at for more information or questions.

** The Wissahickon Mills Foundation will not offer financial advisory services of any nature or respect, and does not have a fiduciary or similar duty to an individual or organization, in connection with any donation or the process leading thereto.  Neither the Foundation nor its Treasurer are tax accountants or financial advisors. Here is a link to one qualified advisor that more fully explains the options above and others CTRL-CLCK: 2023 | We ask that you rely on advice from such professionals.

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