Hill-Stead’s Annual Fund Campaign


Throughout the year, we ask you to support Hill-Stead

We are fortunate to have such a close-knit community of caring and compassionate individuals. Now, we hope you will join the charge in sustaining our beloved institution well into the future.

Through donations to the Annual Fund, we may thrive in 2022 and beyond. We invite you to give back to the place that’s been there for you throughout the pandemic.


Three Reasons to Give

With Theodate’s pioneering architecture and the belief that good things arrive in threes, we at Hill-Stead are focusing this year’s annual fund on the three pillars of art, education, and the future. Working to strengthen these is of utmost importance every day at the museum.

The past 365 days have overflowed with proud accomplishments: education – 200+ students on site, inside and out, at summer STEAM camp; art – an uninterrupted run of safely distanced public and private tours showcasing the exquisite, art-filled interiors; and, the future – against all odds, the magnificent completion of the carriage barn renovation, a decades-long effort that enables Hill-Stead to offer rotating exhibitions and expanded educational programming, at last.

Our Annual Fund is our single biggest portion of earned revenue. It pays for the behind-the-scenes efforts and expenses that make this museum run, from big-ticket investments in staff salaries and grounds upkeep to the tiniest of purchases, think soap and sanitizer in the restrooms! We know that none of these costs or operations are especially glamorous or exciting, but they are necessary.

For more information, contact Alyssa Luis, Development Assistant (luisa@hillstead.org).

The Theodate Pope Riddle Society consists of those who support Hill-Stead with gifts of $1,000 or more per year. Members of the society receive recognition in the annual report, invitations to exclusive events, and more. For more information, contact Kathanne Wray, Chief Philanthropy Officer (860.677.4787 ex 111 or wrayk@Hillstead.org.

Donate now or send a check by mail to
Annual Fund
Hill-Stead Museum
35 Mountain Road
Farmington, CT 06032