Support The Mark Twain House
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, education initiatives, and events with our community.Donate Here
Baldacci Challenge a Success
Thank you for your generous support of the Baldacci Challenge! As you know David & Michelle Baldacci donated $1 million to The Mark Twain House & Museum earlier this year and $100,000 was set aside for a community challenge. The Baldacci’s offered to match every dollar raised, up to $100,000, through January 31, 2020.
We are pleased to report that the Baldacci Challenge exceeded its goal and, thanks to you, we raised close to $151,000!
We are extremely grateful to all those who contributed and for the overwhelming support from the community. Thank you for your belief in our mission!
For information on how to donate stocks or securities, please contact Michael L. Campbell, CFO and COO, at 860-278-3148, or email below.Email Michael L. Campbell
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, (72 and older for those born in 1950 or later), can now directly donate up to $100,000 from an IRA to qualifying charities such as 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