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A National Historic Landmark and an enduring, vibrant, and essential part of the Charleston and American experience, Middleton Place is owned and operated by the Middleton Place Foundation, a not-for-profit educational trust. Middleton Place uses historic preservation, documented research and interpretation as a force for teaching our shared history, inspiring to learn more and for positive change.

Your Generosity Ensures Our Shared History Endures

As a not-for-profit educational trust, the Foundation gratefully accepts philanthropic donations to preserve and interpret America's shared history in the Charleston region and beyond through the House Museum, Plantation Stableyards, America’s oldest landscaped gardens, exhibits, Restaurant, Inn, Organic farm and educational programs.

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Reserve Fund

A gift to the Foundation’s Reserve Fund fulfills critical needs including educational interpretive programs, deferred maintenance, and capital improvements.

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Endowment Fund

An endowment is a permanent gift, an investment with an annual withdrawal rate of five percent that gives back to the Middleton Place Foundation forever.

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Acquisition Fund

Established to ensure the ongoing acquisition of Middleton-related historic items available through public or private sale, the Acquisition Fund furthers the Foundation’s mission to be both a repository for significant, historic artifacts and a research center.

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Stableyards Donation Program

A donation supports the high-quality care and feeding of the heritage breed animals in the stableyards, including the ongoing maintenance of their shelter, paddocks, and pasture environments.

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Tree Program

Plant a living, lasting tribute to celebrate a milestone or honor a loved one. Not only does your tree enhance the natural beauty of Middleton Place, it also commemorates life’s most important moments and people.

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Bench Program

Established in 2011 to nurture and endow the care of Middleton Place's existing benches and their surrounding landscapes, today the Bench Program offers donors and guests alike a place to relax and enjoy the beauty of the gardens while also creating a unique and meaningful tribute. The Foundation installs a plaque engraved with a personalized inscription on each gifted bench. Various price points and locations are available throughout the gardens of Middleton Place.

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Planned Giving

A gift through stocks and securities, your retirement plan, or as part of a will or living trust benefits you, your loved ones and Middleton Place forever. As a planned gift donor, you enjoy lower income, estate, and capital gains taxes – and have the opportunity to honor a loved one through naming opportunities. Consult your financial advisor or tax advisor to explore planned giving gifts.

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The Middleton Place Foundation invites your company to join other prominent members of the business community as a Corporate/Business Member. The Foundation welcomes the support of local, regional and national businesses whose gifts help achieve the preservation and educational goals of the Foundation. Corporate members receive many benefits including year-round admission, group discounts and special corporate event rates. Contact the Development Office for more information.

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Become a Member

Memberships fund research, historic interpretation and ensure the stories of those who helped shape Middleton Place continue to be told. Members enjoy discounts, exclusive invitations and free admission to many daytime events.

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To reach the Development Office about the Tree and Bench Programs please contact:

Tracey Todd,
ttodd@middletonplaceorg, 843-556-6020

To reach the Development Office about Corporate Partnerships please contact:

Sue Braund, Office of Development, (843) 266-7483

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