Every Gift Makes a Difference!
The Ward Melville Heritage Organization relies on the generosity of friends like you to help us preserve our rich heritage and protect our natural resource properties. The Ward Melville Heritage Organization is a 501 (c)(3) corporation. Your donation is fully tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Please click on any donation option button below to make a secure online tax-deductible contribution. We accept credit cards, debit cards, and PayPal.
Ways You Can Help:
Please consider supporting us in one or more of the following ways:
GENERAL FUND DONATIONS help maintain our Historic and Natural Resource properties. The cost of preserving and maintaining these priceless treasures is staggering. Help us with costs associated with daily operations by making an unrestricted gift to the Annual Fund.
JOIN THE CHARTER SOCIETY
Join a global community with a shared passion for American History, Culture, Education, Arts, Environment, and Science. Become part of an exclusive club for an annual fee equal to $1 for every year WMHO has been in existence. Learn More
ADOPT A HISTORIC PROPERTY
Help preserve one of our historic treasures listed on the New York State and National Registers of Historic Properties.
- The Brewster House (c. 1665) Learn More
- The Thompson House (c. 1709) Learn More
- The Stony Brook Grist Mill (c.1751) Learn More
SPONSOR A CULTURAL EVENT, LIVE PERFORMANCE OR CHILDREN’S PROGRAM
Help fund our many Cultural events, Live Performances or Family programs by becoming a sponsor or regular supporter.
- High Tea Luncheon Performances
- Running Scared/Running Free (Escape to the Promised Land – The Story of the Underground Railroad) – A Live Theatrical Performance
- Long Island’s Got Talent Music Series
- Hot Cocoa & Marshmallow Series
- Chinese New Year Celebration
- LEGO Competition
- Spring Break Workshops
- Sunday Summer Concerts on the Green
- Annual Halloween Festival
- Annual Holiday Festival
A Memorial Plaque can memorialize and honor someone special, commemorate life events, and beautify our neighborhood. Remember or honor a loved one, a family member, someone special in your life, or a member of the community. Your donation honoring a friend, memorializing a loved one or showing your or your company’s support will enable you to become a part of Stony Brook history and help preserve its heritage. Become a part of the legacy; secure your Memorial Plaque today. Learn More
Many companies offer employees a matching gift benefit that doubles and in some cases – even triples your gift. Contact your company’s human resources department or web site to find out if your employer has a matching gifts program. If you are interested in establishing a Matching Gift Fund, contact the WMHO President or Development Director.
One of the most popular and easiest planned gifts is the bequest. Many donors choose to make their ultimate gift through their will. If you already have a will, it is not necessary to rewrite your entire will to make a bequest to WMHO. You can simply instruct your attorney to prepare a codicil – an amendment – to your current will. A bequest can specify how the gift is to be used, such as for general purposes or for a specific property or program. If you are interested in discussing this further, please call the WMHO President or Development Director.
ADULT VOLUNTEER PROGRAM
The Ward Melville Heritage Organization welcomes volunteers to help as gardeners, docents, sales associates in the gift shop and help with special events.
VOLUNTEER PROGRAM (YOUTH CORPS)
The Ward Melville Heritage Organization’s Youth Corps is a volunteer group run by students and facilitated by WMHO staff and volunteers with a common goal of doing something positive to help our community. Our projects are focused on history and the environment. Together we strive to promote stewardship, emulating Ward and Dorothy Melville and their incredible contributions to our community.