Support the RJD

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.

Annual Appeal

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.

General Gifts

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 and individuals may support the Museum through sponsorship of our special events. Both receive recognition on Museum marketing and at the event itself. Sponsorship opportunities for 2022 include: our June 11 garden party, “All That Glitters” and “Mystery at the Mansion: Gala”, October 21 & 22.

All That Glitters Sponsor Levels
Twain / $250 : Receive recognition in marketing, Annual Report, and at event
Stowe / $500 : Receive recognition in marketing, Annual Report, and at event
Edison / $1,000 : Receive two tickets to the event, plus Stowe level benefits
Burroughs / $2,500 : Receive four tickets to the event, logo on web site, plus Stowe level benefits
Olmsted / $5,000 : Receive six tickets to event, logo on web site, plus Stowe level benefits, and one free private function (limits apply).

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