Morven Museum & Garden

Membership

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Ways to Give

There are many ways to support Morven’s mission. The two most traditional formats are membership gifts and volunteering.

We also offer sponsorship opportunities of programs and exhibitions at various levels that come with tailored benefits for individual or corporate supporters.


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The Details

You may designate a specific financial amount, a percentage of your estate, a percentage of remaining assets, or a specific asset to Morven. Should you wish to have a specific use named for your funding, we would like to meet with you to formalize an agreement to be sure your wishes can be honored. There are a host of ways to support Morven using specialized planning vehicles where the benefits can be substantial to you, your family and Morven.


The Next Step

For greater discussion on planned giving, estate planning, or foundation support, please contact  Executive Director, Jill Barry at 609.924.8144 ext. 100 or jbarry@morven.org.  She can provide specialized advice that may save you time and money and your communications will be kept confidential. Your privacy will always be respected.


 

Foundation Support

Many Morven supporters are connected with foundations. Foundations play a vital role in ensuring that we remain a world-class, nationally registered historic site for future generations. We can help explore avenues that meet your foundation guidelines while assisting Morven.

Gifts of appreciated stock, IRA disbursements, and real property can be made. Please contact Jessica Napodano, Director of Development, at 609.924.8144 ext. 101 or jnapodano@morven.org.


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Planned Giving

We have several supporters who have made  planned gifts to Morven. Planned Giving is a wonderful way to be able to meet the financial needs of your family, minimize taxes, and provide crucial support to Morven Museum & Garden. Benefits to you can include: monthly income payments, deferred income, elimination of capital gains tax, income or estate tax minimization, and creation of a permanent legacy for you or in remembrance of a loved one.

Making a planned gift can be as simple as including the following language in your estate plans, will, or living trust:

“I leave to Morven Museum & Garden (also known as Historic Morven, Inc.), a not-for-profit, tax ID # 22-2817982 located at 55 Stockton Street, Princeton, NJ 08540 (Gift Description).”


 

Support Morven

Become a Friend of Morven

As a Friend of Morven, you are personally helping to preserve the history of New Jersey and America for future generations. Your support helps to present an outstanding array of exhibitions, educational programming, and special events. Become a Friend of Morven today.

For questions about our Friends program, please contact Kimberly Kolvites, Development Associate, at 609.924.8144 ext. 113 or kkolvites@morven.org .


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Morven Friend Levels and Benefits 

Individual $60

Free unlimited admission for the cardholder to Morven Museum & Garden for one year plus:

  • Invitations to openings and receptions

  • 10% discount at the Museum Shop and at the annual Heirloom Plant Sale

  • Subscription to Morven’s newsletter “For the Eye of a Friend”

  • Special Friends rates on many fee-based programs, including Tea & Tour


Family/Household $90

  • Same as Individual, but for two residing at the same address and all children under 18


Contributor $125 – $499

Same as Family/Household plus:

  • Two museum admission passes for guests

  • Recognition as a donor in Morven’s newsletter

  • One gift Individual Friend Membership


Advocate $500-$999

Same as Contributor plus:

  • Invitation to VIP openings and receptions

  • Two gift Individual Friend Memberships

  • Four museum admission passes for guests



Boudinot Society

Members of the Boudinot Society demonstrate their commitment to increasing the public’s awareness of Morven as a vital link to our collective history and as an irreplaceable national asset. This leadership support enables us to present special exhibitions and an array of programming, all in celebration of Morven’s unique site history and New Jersey’s cultural heritage.

For further information or questions about the Boudinot Society, please contact Jessica Napodano, Director of Development, at
609.924.8144 ext. 101 or jnapodano@morven.org.

The Boudinot Society is named after the first “lady of the house”, Annis Boudinot Stockton, whom George Washington affectionately referred to as the “elegant muse of Morven.” 


 

Boudinot Society Levels

Preservation Circle $1,000 – $2,499

Free unlimited admission for your party to Morven Museum & Garden for one year plus:

  • 10% discount at the Museum Shop and at the annual Heirloom Plant Sale

  • Recognition as a donor in and subscription to Morven’s newsletter “For the Eye of a Friend”

  • Special rates on many fee-based programs, including Tea & Tour

  • Invitation to VIP openings and receptions

  • Invitation to annual Boudinot Society party

  • Four museum admission passes for guests

  • Two gift Family/Household Friend memberships


Stewardship Circle $2,500 – $4,999

Same as Preservation Circle plus:

  • Recognition as a Morven Program Sponsor

  • Private, curator-led tour for up to twelve guests of one of our special exhibition


 Curator’s Fellow $5,000 – $9,999

Same as Stewardship Circle plus:

  • A 25% discount towards the use of Morven for one private event space for up to 50 guests (Subject to availability and approval)


Governor’s Circle $10,000 and above

Same as Curator’s Fellow plus:

  • A 50% discount towards the use of Morven for one private event space for up to 100 guests (Subject to availability and approval)