Giving Tuesday

Very quickly during the early days of the pandemic, Hill-Stead became my sanctuary and favorite destination. When area walking trails became over-run with crowds, Hill-Stead opened its stunning grounds to the public. [Some days] I’d simply wander on the trails and try to forget about viruses and politics and racial injustice for an hour. I always drove back home with my emotional and physical batteries recharged.Anne Stanback, Member and longtime Hill-Stead program attendee

Hill-Stead’s 152-acre estate was once home to a working farm and six-hole golf course. Our founder, Theodate Pope Riddle’s prized cows, enjoyed the lush grass. Her father, Alfred, delighted in walking out of his office to tee off in the late afternoon.

Now, the estate welcomes the public, including dog-walkers, families, and schoolchildren alike. Hill-Stead recently hosted a free community Halloween on the Hill event for more than 600, unlike anything we have ever done before. Concerts on the West Lawn filled the summer with music, laughter, and community enrichment, bringing the live arts to over 2,500 patrons. Hill-Stead’s grounds are open daily for everyone to enjoy, and they have been well-loved this year! To learn more, please visit our Annual Fund page.

We ask you now to kindly give back to that which has provided so much, in whatever way you can. And there has never been a better time to make a gift. That’s because of the incredible generosity of longtime friends who have agreed to match every single donation, dollar for dollar, up to $7,500 this GivingTuesday. And as of lunchtime, we are so close with just over $6,000 raised toward this goal. Thank you!

Your support means the world to us with the goal of keeping our doors open in perpetuity. We hope you and yours will continue to enjoy our extraordinary institution this season.

With gratitude,
Megan Olver
Manager of Membership & Annual Fund

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