Donate to the Annual Fund
Hill-Stead welcomes gifts to the Annual Fund year-round. Annual Fund gifts are fully tax-deductible and are put to immediate use, funding Hill-Stead’s priority plans and needs.
Donors supporting Hill-Stead Museum with gifts of $1,000 or more become members of the Theodate Pope Riddle Society and receive special recognition and benefits.
Make a Tribute Gift
Making a gift to Hill-Stead is a lovely way to honor or memorialize a friend or loved one. Please enclose a note with your gift specifying whom to honor, and include contact information for those you would like to have notified of your gift.
Please send to:
35 Mountain Road,
Farmington, CT 06032.
If you would like to discuss your contribution in more detail, please do not hesitate to contact Development staff at 860.677.4787 ext. 181.
Donate to Poetry Programs
Phyllis Joffe Memorial Poetry Fund
Established by Sara Niego, daughter of the late Phyllis Joffe, the Phyllis Joffe Memorial Poetry Fund has provided support for the Sunken Garden Poetry Festival since 2010. The fund has been instrumental in helping the museum to present ground-breaking performances and nurture emerging poets. For more information, please contact the Poetry Department (860.677.4787 ext. 111 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
Live Poets Society
Join the 2019 Live Poets Society Today!
Each year, Hill-Stead brings world-renowned literary talent to Connecticut. Your contribution to Live Poets Society today makes it possible for us to secure the most resonant and acclaimed authors as we plan for next year’s Sunken Garden Poetry Festival. We hope you will answer this call to ensure this season will be as extraordinary as years past.
Members of the Live Poets Society help protect the future of this unique multi-sensory experience. Discover the full benefits of Live Poets Society membership, which include priority seating and opportunities to meet the headlining poets.
For more information, see Live Poetry Society Benefits 2019 or contact the Development Staff at 860.677.4787 ext. 181.
Donate to Preserve the Collection
Sharon Stotz Object Conservation Fund
At the museum’s 2013 Annual Meeting, it was announced that in lieu of a gift in honor of her 40 years of service to Hill-Stead, Sharon Stotz suggested that a fund be established to benefit the Museum’s ongoing conservation needs. Sharon launched this fund with a generous contribution, and to date, many have joined her in helping to preserve the beautiful objects in our collection so that they may be enjoyed by visitors of all ages for years to come. For more information please contact the Development Staff at 860.677.4787 ext. 181.
Donate to Save the Stone Walls
Hill-Stead’s landscape is defined by its iconic stone walls, built from area basalt and trap rock, and stones from the walls of farms that had previously been on the property. We have recently learned that a part of the stone wall surrounding the sunken garden will soon be in need of some critical care. This part of the wall must be rebuilt, and we anticipate that this repair will cost $35,000. Every gift will make a difference and be used specifically to support the stone wall restoration.
Match Your Gift!
Many corporations offer matching gift programs to their employees, retirees and board members. Check your employer’s website to learn more about your company’s matching gift program. You may be able to double your contribution.
Include Hill-Stead Museum in your Estate Plans
Including Hill-Stead Museum in your estate plan is a wonderful way to make a well-considered and enduring gift. Individuals who have included Hill-Stead Museum in their estate plans become part of the Pope Riddle Legacy Society.