Preserving Our History

In an effort to preserve the historic buildings on campus, Friends of The Patio, Friends of The Manor, and the Archmere Organ Society were created. Each year, Friends of The Patio sponsor The Green Series, educational programming with proceeds benefitting the Patio restoration.  

Joining Our Historic Preservation Groups

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  • Friends of The Patio

    Over the years, the mansion at Archmere has come to be known as “The Patio,” because of the home’s large interior cortile covered by the stained glassed skylight. The Friends of The Patio are a group of people interested in the preservation and restoration of the estate, as well as learning about the history of the area during the early 20th century. Members are invited to regular educational and artistic programming held at Archmere throughout the year.
    Become a Friend of The Patio
  • Friends of The Manor

    The Friends of The Manor are dedicated to the preservation and restoration of the Manor, as well as supporting the ongoing visual and fine arts programming for Archmere Academy. 
    Become a Friend of The Manor.
  • Archmere Organ Society

    Members of the Archmere Organ Society are dedicated to the restoration of the Dresden Organ in The Patio. 
The Helena Springer Green Raskob Series, known as "The Green Series," is a series of events sponsored by The Friends of The Patio each year to bring new audiences into this historical space and to raise funds for restoration projects in The Patio.

Each event is presented in style reminiscent of entertaining done by the series' namesake, Mrs. Helena Springer Green Raskob when she lived at Archmere (1910-1931). Often she would host afternoon parties that featured musical artists appearing on the stage in Wilmington. The Archmere Mothers’ Guild committees of the early 1930s continued these concert occasions to raise funds for the newly founded Academy. Eighty years later, we revived the tradition to honor the legacy of Mrs. Raskob and the Mothers’ Guild of Archmere and feature artistic talent and raise funds for the restoration and maintenance of The Patio. Once again, music leads us through generational connections and gives expression to the beauty, elegance, and ambiance of Archmere.

Green Series Sponsorship Opportunities

All contributions to the 2020-2021 Green Series are important to the restoration work in the Patio. Virtual Series Sponsors from the $100 and up level will receive recognition in the electronic mailings and printed materials and will have access to special virtual receptions and programs.

Current Friends of The Patio Sponsors

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  • Norbertine Sponsors - $10,000

    Mr. Frank J. Behm ‘74 & Mrs. Andrea M. Behm
    Mr. William D. Church & Mr. John Washburn
    Mr. and Mrs. K. Mark Dresden, Jr.
    Mr. & Mrs. John Ferguson
    Mrs. Ursula L. Praiss
    The Raskob Foundation
    Dr. Robert A. Rosenbaum & Ms. Jean R. Rosenbaum
    Dr. James A. Stockman, III ‘61 & Mrs. Lee Stockman
  • Patio Sponsors - $5,000

    Mr. Thomas H. Anderson, III ‘60 & Mrs. Carol J. Anderson
  • Raskob Sponsors - $2,500

    Mrs. Donn Devine ‘46
    Dickinson Theatre Organ Society, Inc.
  • Archmere Sponsors - $1,000

    Mrs. Katherine Ball-Weir & Dr. Carl Weir
    Mr. & Mrs. Henry Rossi
    Ms. Mary Ellen Schauber & Mr. Edward Stegemeier
  • Green Sponsors - $500

    Mr. & Mrs. Frank A. Cuoco
    Mr. & Mrs. John and Lisa Dombroski
    Mr. Kevin J. & Mrs. Rosemary Gilroy 
    Mrs. Elizabeth Homsey
    Mr. & Mrs. Robert E. Shields ‘60
    Dr. Kenneth & Mrs. Barbara Witterholt
  • Gold Sponsors - $250

    Mrs. Peggy W. Brown
    Dr. Timothy J. Downey & Dr. Michelle T. Icasiano
    Mr. Joseph and Mrs. Kathryn B. Knox
    Ms. Debra J. Koelker
    Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Kubacki
    Dr. Gerard Kuhn & Dr. Katherine King
    Dr. Anthony J. Martino & Mrs. Mabel C. Yu
    Mr. Michael F. & Mrs. Elaine C. Reilly ‘83
    Mr. Eric Robbins
    Mr. & Mrs. Henry Rossi
    Mr. & Mrs. John F. Sarro
    Mr. Gary and Mrs. Lynda Swenson
  • White Sponsors - $100

    Mr. Barry Allen
    Mr. and Mrs. Mark A. Baker
    Mr. and Mrs. Ron and Nancy Buck
    Mr. Jim & Mrs. Mary Jo Chandler
    Mrs. Karen F. Coombe
    Mr. & Mrs. Benjamin H. Deeble, Jr.
    Mr. & Mrs. John Diamanty
    Dr. B. Christopher ’85 & Mrs. Joanne Dougherty
    Ms. Mary Goodrick
    Mrs. Joanne K. ‘99 & Mr. David B. Govatos
    Mr. Matthew Kennedy ‘97
    Mr. David J. Kubacki ‘92 & Dr. Grace Kwon
    Mr. Ronald P. ‘61 and Rita Lee
    Mr. & Mrs. John R. Malloy
    Rev. Joseph McLaughlin, O.Praem.
    Mr. Joseph P. Melloy, Sr. ‘52
    Dr. Robert A. Penna ‘85 & Mrs. Melanie A. Penna
    Mr. James T. Prendergast ‘77 & Ms. Eleanor Wu
    Mr. Paul Pringle
    Mr. Nicholas F. Quercetti, Jr. ‘74 & Mrs. Patricia M. Quercetti
    Mr. Justin M. Ryan
    Mr. Gregory W. Shannon ‘64 & Mrs. Barbara C. Shannon
    Mr. and Mrs. Daniel M. Skedzielewski
    Mrs. Mary Ann E. Slowik ‘79 & Mr. Jeffrey J. Slowik
    Ms. Janice R. Tigani
    Mr. Anthony S. Voell ‘89 & Mrs. Amanda Voell
    Dr. F. Thomas Witomski ‘54
    Mrs. Mary Ann E. Wozniak

Upcoming Green Series Programs

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    Katherine Ball-Weir CFRE 

    Director of Institutional Advancement
    302-798-6632 Ext 857
Archmere Academy is a private, Catholic, college preparatory co-educational academy,
grades 9-12 founded in 1932 by the Norbertine Fathers.