The Thomas Cole National Historic Site in Catskill, NY marks the birthplace of American art, where the Hudson River School of landscape painting began. At its core, the organization’s purpose is to regenerate Cole’s revolutionary creativity so that it touches people’s lives today. All donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. Donate here or by mail to the Thomas Cole National Historic Site, 218 Spring Street, Catskill, NY 12414.
Donate to Establish a Program Endowment and Unlock Matching Funds from the NEH
Here at the Thomas Cole Site, our mission to interpret the home and studios of Thomas Cole is achieved through innovative educational programming. To support our programs in perpetuity, please help us to establish a $1.2 million educational endowment. In 2015, we were awarded a challenge grant of $300,000 by the National Endowment for the Humanities to establish this important endowment. We were challenged to raise $900,000 in matching funds over the course of five critical deadlines. We are thrilled to report that thanks to supporters like you we were able to meet the first three NEH deadlines and have secured just over $914,000 for the endowment to date. This year, we were faced with our steepest challenge yet – to raise $300,000 by July 31st in order to unlock $100,000 in matching funds. We are excited to share that thanks to the support of the Walton Family Foundation and many wonderful individuals who took action in support of arts education we have met our deadline! The next challenge is to raise $75,000 by July 31, 2018. To make a gift please select the donate button above and indicate the program endowment in the special instructions on the following page.
Making Your Gift a Lasting Legacy
Thomas Cole’s creative life and art proves how one person’s efforts can have lasting impact. You, too, can follow in Cole’s footsteps and create your own legacy with a planned lifetime or estate gift to the Thomas Cole Historic Site. Your commitment will continue the preservation of Cole’s home, studio and landscape, and help us expand awareness of his pivotal role in defining American art.
Whether a donor uses cash or other assets, such as appreciated stocks, real estate, or annuities, the benefits of funding a planned gift can make this type of charitable giving very attractive to both the donor and charity. Please consult your own financial or legal advisor before proceeding with any planned gift arrangement. For more information about how to make a gift to the Thomas Cole Historic Site, please contact Carrie Tuccio at 518.943.7465 x 4.