Individual and corporate donations account for a substantial amount of the Museum’s income which we apply conscientiously to our mission based efforts in preservation, community vibrancy, and educational programming. A recurring gift gives the museum consistency amidst other fluctuating sources.
The Annual Appeal is the Museum’s single most important income stream, accounting for 35% of the RJD’s operating income for the year. Funds underwrite the Museum’s basic operating costs such as heat, water, electricity, building insurance, maintenance, security and the staff who make it all happen. The historic structure and grounds are in constant need of attention and these day-to-day operations must be funded before we can open our doors to the public. Donors to the Annual Appeal are the bedrock of our support, helping us to leverage other public and private dollars to our cause. A donation to Annual Appeal solidifies the foundation upon which we build our connection to the community and our engagement with our visitors annually.
Amelia in Wonderland Sponsorships
We invite businesses and individuals to support our Wonderland-themed events this September. From a lecture with rose experts, to a family-friendly game-day on the lawn, there’s a broad range of activities to appeal to a wide audience. Your sponsorship supports the following events:
September 12, 2pm: English Roses for New England Gardens, Angelina and Mike Chute, Guest Speakers
September 18, 6pm – 9pm: Amelia in Wonderland Cocktail Party – Step through the looking glass and enjoy curious cocktails and nosh
September 25, 11am – 1pm: Queen of Hearts Lawn Party – A family-friendly game day on the lawn, with a food truck for refreshment
September 26, 10am – noon: Mad Hatters Tea Party – Put on your best fanciful hat for tea in the garden
Sponsorship Levels and Benefits:
$250/Caterpillars: Donor name on social media, annual report
$500/Mock Turtles: Same as above, plus name on display at all four events
$1000/Queen of Hearts: Same as above, plus two tickets to your event of choice
$2500/Cheshire Cats: Same as above, but with four tickets and donor name on RJD web site
$5000/Mad Hatters: Same as above, but with six tickets, and a private event at the RJD mansion
$10000/White Rabbits: Same as above, but with eight tickets
To venture down the rabbit hole with us and reserve your sponsorship level, click the link above, or call Jessica Serpa: 508-997-1401.
Connectivity Matching Campaign (Goal: $12,000)
Goal Achieved!! Thank you to our many donors.
Your tax- deductible donation will help preserve one of the nation’s finest Greek Revival mansions and its historic grounds and gardens. It will support programming, exhibitions and the acquisition of appropriate period collections. Your gift also benefits area students participating in our school field trips. With community support, the Museum offers these educational programs free of charge to hundreds of students annually, as the schools are unable to underwrite any of the associated fees or costs.
Businesses may also choose to sponsor individual events and in return, receive acknowledgement at that event. Sponsorship opportunities for 2021 include: our summer garden party (May/June 2021) and The Mystery at the Mansion Masquerade (October 2021).