We have a match to meet!
All contributions to our Annual Fund through the end of March will be matched dollar for dollar by Mike and Jane Tellor, our generous neighbors on Manasota Key. Mike and Jane have pledged up to $10,000 for this challenge –with your help we can raise $20,000!
Make it possible for poets and painters, composers and playwrights, sculptors and authors to work at the Hermitage Artist Retreat.
Your fully tax-deductible gift will support our Mission of inspiring the artists of our time.
Our annual budget includes essential initiatives like preserving our historic buildings, protecting the ecology on our 8-acre property, providing free arts programming for the community, and — most important to our Mission — providing an inspiring Gulf-front retreat to feed the creativity of our artists.
You may also inquire about these other special opportunities:
Artist Residency Sponsorship
An artist friend awaits you! With a contribution of $5,000 you will be paired with an artist from the discipline of your choice, and enjoy a new friendship with a major American creator.
Be a Hermitage champion by sponsoring one of our three annual events: the Artful Lobster, Muse Luncheon, and Greenfield Prize Award Dinner.
Palm Circle Membership
We celebrate our Palm Circle supporters who give more than $2,500 to the Hermitage during the calendar year by offering intimate artist-centered events which could happen nowhere else.
Free arts programs for the community showcase our artists on our Manasota Key campus and beach, or at the venues of our Sarasota partner organizations. With a sponsorship of $1,000 you can take center stage, too.
Our historic campus, ecological preserve, and administrative building are ripe with naming opportunities. Make a legacy for you and your family with a naming gift.
Endowment funds may be established to fund in perpetuity any of our activities or initiatives. A newly established cultural endowment fund enables the Hermitage to continue providing free arts programming for our Gulf Coast community, in perpetuity. Other endowment funds are designated for residency sponsorship, campus maintenance, and general operations.
Planned Giving and Donor Advised Funds
Make a lasting and thoughtful impact through estate planning or by arranging an annual distribution to the Hermitage from your Donor Advised Fund.
Distributions from your IRA
Annual required minimum distributions may be directed tax-free to a qualified charitable organization like the Hermitage.
Gifts at all levels are considered expressions of support for our Mission and are most gratefully appreciated. For more information on making a donation, please contact:
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