2014 was a difficult year for local custom home building company, Ravin Homes. The untimely death of their CEO, V. Michael Rossetti, was shortly followed by the passing of retired company founder and Michael’s father, Vincent F. Rossetti. Both cherished and respected members of Fayette county, these significant and sudden losses were deeply felt by everyone who knew the Rossetti family. After a year of careful planning, a fitting tribute to the legacy of these great men has been designed. Ravin Homes is thrilled to announce the beginning of a community-led fundraising campaign for the Rossetti Memorial Pavilions.
“It is with a great sense of gratitude that we embark on this journey to memorialize Vince and Michael Rossetti. Both of these men were genuinely dedicated to the Fayette County community. Through their involvement with The Optimist Club of Peachtree City, The YMCA, The Southern Conservation Trust, The Home Builders Association of Midwest Georgia, The Joseph Sams School, Fayette County Ducks Unlimited, their churches and the endless list of teams and schools they sponsored over the last 40 years, Vince and Michael touched the lives of thousands upon thousands of Fayette County residents. We hope to continue these mens’ legacy of providing shelter and comfort through these community funded pavilions.”
This campaign is a collaborative effort between Ravin Homes, 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(s) will be located at The Ridge, a City of Fayetteville public greenspace project that is being managed by Southern Conservation Trust (SCT). The Trust is a local, non-profit organization that protects farms and forests, environmentally sensitive land, valuable wildlife habitat and scenic greenspace in the fast growing counties south of metro Atlanta. The Ridge itself is 308 acres of natural beauty and will include bike and hiking trails, outdoor classrooms, camping grounds and eventually the Rossetti Memorial Pavilions. You can read more about SCT’s master plan for The Ridge here.
Considering the lifelong passion Michael and Vince Rossetti held for their community, it seems 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 Pavilions will be donated. There are various levels of financial and material contribution, ranging from $20 to $10,000. All donations are fully tax deductible and every little bit helps.
“We at Ravin Homes humbly ask for your financial support of this Rossetti Memorial Pavilion project. We believe The Ridge will continue the legacy of Vince and Michael by providing a place for families, civic groups and the community to gather flourish and thrive.”
Ravin Homes truly hopes 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. You may make a contribution to the project by visiting Rossetti Memorial fundraising page here.