Giving Ideas for Families and Individuals
Make Your Mark at Tudor Place
Individual contributions, especially for annual operating support, are vital to Tudor Place’s success in preserving and sharing the buildings, gardens, collections, and archives that illustrate American history. Gifts of cash, gifts of securities, or planned gifts make it possible for us to connect visitors with the Nation’s story, from the colonial to the digital age.
There are many ways to get involved, including the Director's Circle membership program for those giving more than $10,000 annually, the Legacy Circle for those who are making a planned gift, and the Tudor Place Council, an invitation-only leadership group whose members share a deep interest in Tudor Place’s collection and unique assets. At every giving level, you will enjoy opportunities to get to know Tudor Place and your fellow patrons through complimentary behind-the-scenes tours, social gatherings, and Landmark Society events and lectures.
Questions? Contact us about membership and giving options, phone: 202.580.7321.
Director’s Circle ($10,000)
The Director's Circle is a select group of major donors who annually demonstrate their leadership support of Tudor Place by making unrestricted contributions of $10,000 or more within a fiscal year. Gifts at this level strengthen all aspects of Tudor Place—from the preservation of its historically significant neoclassical architecture, to its magnificent historic garden with plant material surviving form the Federal period, to our immense archival and object collection including the largest collection of George Washington materials outside of the Smithsonian and Mt. Vernon. Members of the Director’s Circle join the Board of Trustees and Staff in their commitment to preserving and advancing the National Historic Landmark.
Director's Circle members receive free admission to Tudor Place, and free or discounted admission to special events throughout the year. Members also receive a 20% discount on merchandise in the museum shop, and a reduced rate for special private events hosted on the property, and the ability to use the conservatory space for a private lunch or dinner for up to ten (10) guests upon request. Eight (8)) complimentary Tudor Place gift memberships are included in the Director’s Circle Membership as well. Gift members receive the full benefits of regular membership, including the quarterly newsletter.
*$9,800 of your “Director's Circle” donation is tax-deductible
The Tudor Place Council ($3,500 - $5,000)
Established in 2014, the Tudor Place Council expands the expertise, perspectives, and resources available to Tudor Place. Council members are business, civic, and philanthropic leaders from all areas of American life that share a deep interest in art, architecture, gardens, decorative arts, and many other aspects of Tudor Place’s rich collection.
In 1966 the last private owner of the estate and his wife established a foundation to preserve the historic site and provide “educational activities devoted to the preservation of the heritage of the United States of America.” Today, members of the Tudor Place Council strive to advance the organization’s preservation and educational initiatives and to meet upcoming challenges.
Tudor Place Council members:
- Support the organization’s financial sustainability through a multi-year giving pledge of $3,500 or more annually;
- Encourage other key individuals and leaders to connect with Tudor Place, learn more about its significance and join the Tudor Place Council; and
- Magnify the visibility of Tudor Place and its historical significance among the general public.
*Up to $4,850 of your “Tudor Place Council” donation is tax-deductible
The Landmark Society ($1,000)
Landmark Society members are enthusiastic and involved participants at Tudor Place. Our Landmark Society members have a true passion for Tudor Place’s rich history and important mission, and therefore play host to an educational lecture series on a variety of relevant topics in both the spring and the fall.
Landmark Society Members receive benefits that include free admission to the museum and the Landmark Society Lecture Series and other events discounts on merchandise in the museum shop, reciprocal membership benefits at over 400 museums through the North American Reciprocal Membership program, and four complimentary admissions to the Holiday Open House.
*$900 of your “Landmark Society” donation is tax deductible
The Legacy Circle
The Legacy Circle recognizes donors who have generously included Tudor Place in their estate plans through some form of planned or deferred gift. Members of the Legacy Circle have expressed a lifelong commitment to the future of Tudor Place by naming the Tudor Place Foundation as the ultimate beneficiary of their largesse. We are grateful for their partnership in this noble pursuit.
Joining the Legacy Circle
Membership is conferred on those who have communicated their intention to make a planned or deferred gift. Such gifts might include a bequest, charitable trust, charitable gift annuity, life insurance, retirement plan assets, or a gift of property with a retained life estate.
Once you complete your estate plans, please let us know! We would like to thank you for your generosity by including you in The Legacy Circle. For more information on how to join, please contact Assistant Director of Development Felice Herman by email or phone, 202.580.7321.
Your membership involves no dues, obligations, or solicitations, but it does allow us to thank and recognize you for the plans you have made, and it may inspire generosity in others. Learn more!