Rossetti Memorial Pavilion: The Ridge Nature Area
In 2014 Fayette County lost two pillars in the community, V. Michael Rossetti, was shortly followed by the passing of Michael’s father, Vincent F. Rossetti. These significant and sudden losses were deeply felt by everyone who knew the Rossetti family. After careful planning, a fitting tribute to the legacy of these great men has been designed. The family is thrilled to announce the beginning of a community-led fundraising campaign for the Rossetti Memorial Pavilion at The Ridge Nature Area in Fayetteville, Georgia managed by the Southern Conservation Trust.
The first fundraising event for the Pavilion will be “Raise a Glass Raise a Roof” at the Georgia Shrimp Company in Peachtree City on Thursday, April 26th from 5pm – 7pm.
This campaign is a collaborative effort between the Rossetti Family, the Southern Conservation Trust and the Home Builders Association of Midwest Georgia (HBAMWG), the latter of which both Michael and Vince were past presidents. The site of the memorial will be located at The Ridge Nature Area, a city of Fayetteville public greenspace project that is managed and operated by Southern Conservation Trust (www.sctlandtrust.org). The Southern Conservation Trust is a non-profit organization that elevates nature through exceptional stewardship of over 16,000 acres of protected land in Georgia and Tennessee.
Considering the lifelong passion Michael and Vince Rossetti held for their community, it is fitting that their memory should be celebrated in a place created both for and by their friends and family. Funds and materials for the creation of the Rossetti Picnic Pavilion will be donated. There are various levels of financial and material contribution, ranging from $20 to $10,000. All donations are fully tax deductible through the Southern Conservaiton Trust and every little donation makes a difference.
Our hope is that these community-funded pavilions will provide a calming, tranquil place for Fayette County residents to remember the Rossetti family and to reflect on their own legacy.
Rendering of Proposed Memorial Pavillion