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Hammond-Harwood House is a non-profit organization and receives no ongoing state or federal support for operations. We depend on philanthropic contributions to continue our mission to preserve, for public education and enjoyment, the architecturally significant Hammond-Harwood House museum and its collection of fine and decorative arts.

Hammond-Harwood House also seeks donations to support capital projects (separate from normal maintenance) and for the endowment. Gifts to endowment guarantee a perpetual revenue stream to the museum and can be designated for specific purposes if the donor desires.

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Ways to Give

There are many ways to contribute. Easiest is to put a check in the mail, or use a credit card to make an online gift. Other methods for giving include:

Cash

Gifts of cash by check or by credit card are the most common ways to give and are immediately available for use by the Hammond-Harwood House. These gifts may be unrestricted or designated to special projects.

Securities

Appreciated stocks can be donated to the Hammond-Harwood House. For income tax purposes, the gift is valued at the full fair market value on the date of the transfer, with no significant capital gain tax liability. For information on a transfer of stock, please contact Barbara Goyette at 410-263-4683, ext. 11 or via info@hammondharwoodhouse.org.

IRAs

You can designate Hammond-Harwood House as a beneficiary of your IRA. For those over the age of 70 1/2 , it is possible to designate a portion of your required distribution not charity; this distribution does not count as personal income and is thus beneficial taxwise. For more information, please contact Barbara Goyette at 410-263-4683, ext. 11 or via info@hammondharwoodhouse.org.

Real Estate

Gifts of real estate usually allow you to avoid capital gains tax. Lifetime occupancy of a donated residence may be retained through a trust. Check with your financial advisor on current advantages or restrictions. For more information, please contact Barbara Goyette at 410-263-4683, ext. 11 or via info@hammondharwoodhouse.org.

Matching Gifts

Many companies will match donations to the Hammond-Harwood House by their employees. Donors are urged to check with the human resources department at their place of employment to see if their company matches charitable contributions.

Life Insurance

It is possible to donate a paid-up life insurance policy to Hammond-Harwood House. Or a may buy a new policy and name the Hammond-Harwood House as the beneficiary. For more information, please contact Barbara Goyette at 410-263-4683, ext. 11 or via info@hammondharwoodhouse.org.

Bequest

A bequest - a gift made through your will and delivered after your death—is an ideal way to protect your family’s future, retain flexibility, support our mission, and gain tax advantages. By including the Hammond-Harwood House in your will you, the donor, can make a lasting gift to the endowment to support the education, preservation, or other programs. You can bequeath a percentage of your estate, a fixed dollar amount, or a specific personal property to the Hammond-Harwood House. For more information, please contact Barbara Goyette at 410-263-4683, ext. 11 or via info@hammondharwoodhouse.org.

Deferred Gifts

Your tax advisor(s) can discuss trusts, charitable gift annuities, and other forms of deferred contributions that may benefit the Hammond-Harwood House and provide lifetime income for you or a loved one. Please consult with your lawyer or financial advisor for specific tax benefits applicable to your personal situation. For more information, please contact Barbara Goyette at 410-263-4683, ext. 11 or via info@hammondharwoodhousse.org.

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Supporters of Hammond-Harwood House

The Hammond-Harwood House relies on community commitment, through generous individual memberships and gifts and support from foundations and organizations, to fund its preservation activities, programs, and exhibits. We thank the following for their funding and support:

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