Annual Fund – Healthy Living Campaign

Support Hill-Stead through our Healthy Living Campaign

Name a lamb or a trail, or dedicate a bench! Our beautiful 152-acre campus has remained open and accessible to all throughout the pandemic.

We hope you have enjoyed Hill-Stead’s exceptional natural environment. Now is your chance to support the place that nurtured the community throughout the pandemic and preserve the land for the enjoyment of future generations.

If you have additional questions about these naming opportunities, please contact For more information on membership, contact Alyssa Luis, Development Assistant (860.677.4787 x150 or

Name a Newborn Lamb

March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb! This spring, support Hill-Stead by entering a lamb naming contest. Each $25 donation equals one entry. A staff member will reach out to you directly for name submission once you donate to the cause. Winning entries will be drawn at random on Monday, May 3, 2021, and pictures of the newborns will be posted!

We are grateful to Clatter Ridge Farm, whose sheep and lambs thrive on Hill-Stead’s grounds.

Winning entries will receive a unique lamb-themed prize basket!
  • Photo opportunity with their lamb
  • Glossy photo of the lamb
  • Sheep hat

donate to name a lamb

Be a Trailblazer!

Show your appreciation for the land by naming a trail at Hill-Stead. Select one of Hill-Stead’s five paths and add your name to the trailhead of your choosing for one year with the option to renew annually. You may select to donate to this cause on your own or gather your friends, family, place of business, or community group together to share in this unique opportunity. Protect the woodland trails and open spaces you enjoy at Hill-Stead. Support new generations of outdoor lovers like you, who hike, walk, snowshoe, and ski on Hill-Stead’s beloved trails.

A donation of $1,250 covers the cost of the trail and its maintenance for one year, renewable on an annual basis.

Select your favorite trail at Hill-Stead. Requests will be honored on a first come, first serve basis.
donate to name a trail

Dedicate a Bench

Everyone has a special spot at Hill-Stead. Perhaps it’s the Sunken Garden or the sheep pasture? Maybe it’s an overlook with a view of the Litchfield Hills or the perfect perch for the sunset? A bench is a beautiful way to memorialize or honor a loved one or share as a meaningful gift for a birthday, anniversary, new baby, or graduation. In recognition of contributions to the fund, Hill-Stead will install a bench along with a personalized plaque of the donor’s choosing, which the entire Hill-Stead community will enjoy for years to come.

A donation of $3,000 covers the cost of the bench, installation, and maintenance.

Select your special spot at Hill-Stead. Requests will be honored on a first-come, first-serve basis.

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