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As a nonprofit organization, The Mark Twain House & Museum depends on contributions from donors like you to ensure the preservation of the Clemens family Hartford home for generations to come. Your support also allows us to share our enriching programs and events with our community. You can even donate online.

More than 40 percent of our annual operating income comes from individual, corporate, and foundation supporters. Your dollars are integral to our success, and we thank you for your support.

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For information on how to donate stocks or securities, please contact Deb Cohen, CFO at (860) 280-3148.

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The Mark Twain House & Museum values the support of its donors, and strictly adheres to the Donor Bill of Rights as established by Association of Fundraising Professionals (Used with permission).

New as of December 2015

Beneficial Change in Law Regarding Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD)

With the newly signed Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015 (PATH), those 70 and older can now directly donate up to $100,000 from an IRA to qualifying charities like The Mark Twain House & Museum and satisfy their required minimum distribution while excluding the distribution from their taxable income.

This provision was previously temporary and renewed each year, but has now been made permanent and retroactive to the beginning of 2015. This is not only beneficial to the affluent, but can be attractive to those who do not itemize deductions by allowing them to receive a tax benefit from their charitable contribution. Please consult your financial advisor for more details regarding your particular situation and charitable contribution.

Other Ways to Donate

Donate by Mail

Send checks to:

The Mark Twain House & Museum
c/o The Development Department
351 Farmington Avenue
Hartford, CT 06105-4401

Donate by Phone

Call (860) 280-3112

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