South Canaan, PA — The Very Rev. Dr. Alexander Atty, St. Tikhon’s Dean and Chief Operating Officer, announced a private gift in the amount of $339,649.46 from Mrs. Mona Marich Hanford to fund renovations for the entire administration building and the purchase of a van for use by the traveling student choir, as well as the purchase of a furnace for the Monastery church.
"Mrs. Hanford's unparalleled generosity will make it possible for St. Tikhon's to further serve the Orthodox church, through the education of our future clergy in this country and throughout the world," said Fr. Alexander Atty. "The updating of our administration building is a necessary improvement to daily life for the students, faculty and staff at St. Tikhon's."
Mrs. Hanford's gift was given in memory of her father, Frederick Marich, as well as her grandfather, Archbishop Amvrossy (Merejko).
Renovations to the administration building will begin shortly, with a projected completion date of Fall 2011.
Please remember to keep Mrs. Hanford, her family, her father and grandfather in your prayers.