GIFTS AND DONATIONS We can't operate on good intentions... If we could, we would operate forever without having to ask for support. Unfortunately, this is not the case. And in the end, we know that good intentions are not enough. We need to earn your support with good work, well administered.

We hope you will consider investing in the Hermitage as we work to bring world class artists of all disciplines to our "Old Florida" campus, and to share them with our Gulf Coast communities. Gifts at all levels are considered expressions of support for our mission and are most gratefully appreciated.

If you are contemplating a gift of any size, please contact Bruce Rodgers, Executive Director, at 941.475.2098.

 
NAMING OPPORTUNITIES As you visit the Hermitage, you will notice the names of generous individuals on plaques throughout the campus because their major contributions have supported the restoration and maintenance of our "Old Florida" architecture.

When you purchase a "naming opportunity" it is an investment in the long-term health of the organization as these funds are put into a special reserve account and are not comingled with our operating funds. This reserve is only tapped for unplanned capital expenses (i.e. An air conditioning unit fails unexpectedly) or for a temporary loan to operating, which is then repaid, by the end of the current fiscal year.

While many rooms have already been "named," there are still many other attractive opportunities available. These include affordable planks in our deck, doors, windows, rooms, and even buildings. For a complete list, download our Naming Opportunities PDF.

Help us build our reserve. Call the Hermitage office at 941.475.2098 to arrange a special tour if you wish to explore this further.

 
NAMED RESIDENCIES
($5,000 OR $2,500)
While colleges and universities have named "chairs" in different fields, we have "named residencies." These funds go to support the costs associated with artist stays. For example, it's possible that John Q. Public could have the "John and Jane Q. Public Residency in Painting." This is a wonderful way to honor loved ones who had a passion for music, or visual art, or who were avid readers.

In return for this contribution, donors can expect:

  • A framed, limited edition and signed water color of the Hermitage House
  • A prominent listing in our season program which is used for all public communitity interactions.
  • The residency name associated with all publicity and public activity associated with the residency artist.
  • Private interaction with the artist holding the residency.
  • A framed photograph of the donor and artist.

Named residencies may be shared between two entities. For example two families may contribute $2500 each for a shared residency. Naming would be hyphenated, such as "The Smith-Jones Residency in Composition."

Levels of Membership

Join our Hermitage family. Select a membership level below and enjoy the many benefits of being part of our organization with our gratitude.
APPRENTICE — $100
  • Listing on our website
JOURNEYMAN — $250
  • Advanced notice of artist and community interactions
  • Listing on our website
PROFESSIONAL — $500
  • Advanced notice of artist and community interactions
  • Listing on our website
MASTER — $1,000
  • Advanced notice of artist and community interactions
  • You will be invited to exclusive events for Hermitage donors and Trustees
  • Listing on our website
DIRECTOR — $2,500
  • Join an artist for cocktails or coffee and stimulating conversation
  • You will be an honored guest at community interactions
  • You will be invited to exclusive events for Hermitage donors and Trustees
  • Listing on our website
ARTIST PATRON — $5,000
  • A framed, limited edition and signed water color of the Hermitage House
  • A prominent listing in our season program which is used for all public communitity interactions
  • The residency name associated with all publicity and public activity associated with the residency artist
  • Private interaction with the artist holding the residency
  • A framed photograph of the donor and artist
  • Listing on our website
ENTER ANY AMOUNT: