Gifts to support the Annual Fund are vital to maintaining the high standards of excellence in the preservation and conservation of the Stan Hywet collections and property, horticulture, educational programming, exhibits and public events. Your investment in Stan Hywet as a nationally recognized historic and cultural institution is an important investment in your quality of life and in the quality and character of our community - helping to make it a great place to live and to work!

The leadership of Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens is committed to responsible stewardship of the resources entrusted to their care ensuring that the museum’s assets are effectively managed through responsible investing and accountability. This includes continued efforts toward greater self-sustainability through a variety of income producing opportunities. The income produced each year from the following enterprises is combined with charitable gifts to the Annual Fund to fulfill our mission and to remain a quality destination and resource for current and future members and guests.

  • Admission, tours, membership and rental fees
  • Consulting service contracts through ARRC (Architectural Restoration & Renovation Consultants, Inc.)
  • Public event tickets and sponsorships
  • Museum Store and Café sales
  • Oil and gas income
  • Annual distributions from our endowment

You can be confident that your charitable dollars are at work meeting the greatest needs of Stan Hywet each season and are helping to deliver this magnificent estate museum into the hands of future generations.
Thank you for your part in caring for Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens.

Donations at the Museum Friends level and above are recognized the following year in Stan Hywet’s Donor Garden wall display located adjacent to the Carriage House and in the Annual Report according to gift level.

Annual Fund Gift Levels

Garden Friends
Museum Friends
Directors’ Circle
Great Hall Circle
President’s Circle
Founders’ Circle
$1 - $249
$250 - $499
$500 - $999
$1,000 - $2,499
$2,500 - $4,999
$5,000 and above

You may choose to take advantage of a monthly or quarterly schedule for your gift allowing you to consider a larger gift that can be paid over time. A sample of recurring gift amounts are below. If you decide to arrange a recurring gift, please contact Melanie Levy at 330-315-3205 or by e-mail at mlevy@stanhywet.org for assistance.

Annual Gift Monthly
$ 250
$ 500
$ 750
$2,500
$5,000
$ 21
$ 42
$ 63
$208
$417

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Download an Annual Fund Gift Form to print and mail or fax to Stan Hywet

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You may double the value of your gift with a matching gift from your current or past employer. Check with your employer’s human resources office to determine whether your company provides matching gifts. Check the a list of employers with matching gift programs

Corporate Matching Gift List

or contact your human resources office and request a matching gift form to complete and send with your pledge or gift to:

Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens
714 N. Portage Path
Akron, Ohio 44303