Giving a memorial gift to the Hermitage is a meaningful way to honor a friend, colleague, or loved one. These donations preserve the memory of the individual’s life and help to sustain the museum for future generations. Your tax-deductible gift will support the museum, the gardens, and all of its programs throughout the year.
Gifts to the Hermitage Museum & Gardens
General Memorial gifts made to the Hermitage Museum & Gardens will support the general operations of the museum, including educational and public programming, exhibition development, community events, and garden maintenance. Gifts to specific areas of interest will be placed in a restricted fund for the maintenance and improvement of the selected program.
Gifts to the Collection
Memorial gifts allocated to the collection will be used to fund exhibitions, collections development, and general care of the museum and its collection.
Gifts to the Visual Arts Studio (VAS)
Gifts to the VAS will be used to provide funding for classes, camps and workshops at the VAS as well as the maintenance of the Studio.
Gifts to the Gardens and Grounds
Memorial gifts made to the Hermitage gardens will be used to support the maintenance of the museum’s 12 acres of gardens and grounds.
If donating more than $250*, your loved one’s name will be placed on the Memorial Wall in the Woodsend Garden Room for 10 years**.
Donor level: $2,500 +
Your gift will be listed on the Memorial Wall, you will receive 10 one-time use guest passes for the museum, you will receive one Caprice Level Hermitage Membership, and a plant propagated from the Hermitage Gardens.
Donor level: $1000 – 2,499
Your gift will be listed on the Memorial Wall, you will receive 8 one-time use guest passes for the museum, and you will receive one Caprice Level Hermitage Membership.
Donor Level: $499- 999
Your gift will be listed on the Memorial Wall and you will receive 8 one-time use guest passes for the museum.
Donor level: $250 – $499
Your gift will be listed on the Memorial Wall
All gifts will be recognized with an acknowledgement letter to the recipient and the gift amount will remain confidential. All gifts are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law and may be eligible for matching funds.
* More than one individual gift can be combined to reach a desired donation level.
** To keep a loved one’s name on the Donor Wall, a new gift must be made after the 10 year period has lapsed.
To make a donation to the Hermitage gardens, please contact Julie Morgan, Membership & Development Manager at 757-423-2052 ext. 205 or firstname.lastname@example.org