Ensure Future Generations Can Love This House Too:
Why Give Today?
The Taft historic house has become a bastion for the arts, not just for the people of Cincinnati, but for people nearly everywhere. In 2019 more than 69,000 people came through these doors, hailing from 48 states and 53 countries—touching the lives of visitors through exhibitions, programs, workshops, and more.
What Is the Urgency?
Charles and Anna Taft gave their house and their collection, to the people of Cincinnati with a wish to make art available to all. This has been a guiding light for the museum and it is why we do all we can to preserve and share the art and history contained in these walls, why we strive to support artists themselves, and why the Taft's historic house has stood for as long as it has.
The 1820 historic house needs preservation now to protect the integrity of the structure, which is essential to ensure that it stands for another 200 years, its priceless contents are protected, and the museum can continue its meaningful work with the Cincinnati community. Any delay will put the house in jeopardy.
Ways to Give
There are several ways to give to the Love This House campaign, including:
- Stock/Securities (click here for instructions)
- IRA Contribution/Beneficiary (donors aged 70 1/2 can make a charitable gift from an IRA without paying income tax on the withdrawal)
- Will/Estate Planning (learn more)
- Life Insurance (learn more)
or download the pledge form!
Questions? Please contact Jen Horvath, Director of Development at (513) 684-4527 or at JHorvath@taftmuseum.org
Join the $2,020 Club
Make a multi-year pledge to our preservation project! Those with a commitment of $2,020 or more will be listed temporarily on-site and in our triannual members’ publication, Portico. This multi-year gift will be matched with our National Endowment for the Humanities grant.
Already made a gift and wish to increase it? We’d be happy to honor your previous gift and put it towards the $2,020 club level.
Learn more about this special opportunity by contacting Jen Horvath, Director of Development at (513) 684-4527 or at JHorvath@taftmuseum.org.
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