Support

Many visitors to Olana wish to pledge longterm support in various capacities. The Olana Partnership, the not for profit 501(c)(3) organization, supports Olana State Historic Site in numerous ways including maintaining and restoring the collections, restoring the main house and outbuildings, restoring 250 acre designed landscape, providing year round educational workshops and programs and educating the public on the significance of Frederic Church and his creation. You can support Olana now by becoming a member of The Olana Partnership, or donating to Olana’s annual fund. Other opportunities to support The Olana Partnership include attending special events and volunteering. Your support, at any level, is invaluable.

Ways You Can Support Olana

Individual Memberships


Membership




Join The Olana Partnership today!
All Members receive a year of exclusive benefits, including:
● Free unlimited admission to the house and grounds
● Discounted invitations to events, educational programs and receptions
● 15% discount on merchandise purchased at our museum shop
● Exclusive events, lectures and book signings for members only
● Free subscription to The Olana Crayon
● Contributors of $2,500 or more can request a private behind-the-scenes tour of Olana.

Individual Membership Levels
● $40 Individual Membership admits 1 person
● $60 Dual Membership admits 2 people
● $75 Family Membership admits 2 adults and 2 children
● $100 Artist’s Circle Membership admits 6 people
● $250 Studio Society Membership admits 8 people
● $500 Sponsor Membership admits 10 people
● $1,000 Patron Membership admits 12 people
● $2,500 Court Hall Society Membership admits 16 people
● $5,000 Benefactor Membership unlimited admittance

Corporate Support


Corporate Membership




Corporate Membership Levels
● $5,000 Business Benefactor
● $2,500 Business Donor
● $1,000 Business Patron
● $500 Business Sponsor
● $250 Business Supporter
● $100 Business Associate

$100 Business Associate
• Membership card good for unlimited free admission for up to 6 guests (tours must be reserved)
• Discounts to special events and programs
• Listing in Olana’s Annual Report
• Listing on Olana’s quarterly calendar of events quarterly (6,000 impressions) and under -Business Member section on Olana’s website

$250 Business Supporter
• All the above benefits PLUS
• Unlimited free admission for up to 8 guests + 8 complimentary passes
• Bronze Sponsorship listing in Olana E-Newsletter up to 8 times per year, received by more than 5200+ constituents per mailing (up to 28,000+ impressions per year)
• Opportunity to use Wagon House Education Center to host meeting

$500 Business Sponsor
• All the above benefits PLUS
• Unlimited free admission for up to 10 guests + 10 complimentary passes
• Silver Sponsorship listing in Olana E-Newsletter up to 10 times per year, received by more than 5200+ constituents per mailing (up to 41,600+ impressions per year)
• Direct link from Olana E-Newsletter to sponsor’s website
• Listing on “area attractions” page on Olana’s website if applicable

$1,000 Business Patron
• All the above benefits PLUS
• Unlimited free admission for up to 12 guests + 12 complimentary passes
• Gold Sponsorship listing in Olana E-Newsletter up to 12+ times per year, received by more than 5200+ constituents per mailing (up to 62,400+ impressions per year)
• Opportunity to include promotional coupon and/or company profile in E-Newsletter
• Sponsorship & press release for one educational event per year (Available upon request)

$2,500 Business Donor
• All the above benefits PLUS
• Unlimited free admission for up to 15 guests + 15 complimentary passes
• Platinum Sponsorship listing in Olana E-Newsletter up to 12+ times per year, received by more than 5200+ constituents per mailing (+62,400 impressions per year)
• Exclusive article describing sponsor’s philanthropy in E-Newsletter
• Exclusive sponsorship & press release for two or more educational events per year
• Sponsorship listing and company profile (upon request) in The Crayon, Olana’s Membership Publication, circulation 1500
• Private, Behind-the-Scenes Tour and Special Reception for up to 10 guests
• Event sponsorship mention on WAMC radio and other media partners
• Five 1-year Family Memberships + 20% discount off any additional membership purchased by your company’s employees (verified employees must call Olana Partnership to activate).

$5,000 Business Benefactor
• All the above benefits PLUS
• Inclusion on Corporate Partner Highlight Program, including logo placement on Olana homepage (4 million hits annually), company link and profile
• Unlimited free admission for up to 20 guests + 20 complimentary passes Titanium Sponsorship listing in Olana E-Newsletter 12+ times per year, received by more than 5200+ constituents per mailing (+62,400 impressions per year)
• Feature article describing sponsor’s philanthropy on Olana homepage and in E-Newsletter
• Direct link and logo placement from Olana E-Newsletter to sponsor’s website
• Exclusive sponsorship & press release for three or more major educational and/or special events per year, based upon size and scope of event
• Event sponsorship mention on WAMC radio and via other media partners Sponsorship listing, company profile, logo placement, and “mini press-release” in The Olana Crayon, Olana’s Membership Publication, circulation 1500 constituents
• Private, Behind-the-Scenes Tour and Special Reception for up to 20 guests

Gift Membership


Gift Membership




Give the gift of membership at any level and share Olana with a loved one or colleague year-round.
Gift Membership Levels
● $40 Individual Membership admits 1 person
● $60 Dual Membership admits 2 people
● $75 Family Membership admits 2 adults and 2 children
● $100 Artist’s Circle Membership admits 6 people
● $250 Studio Society Membership admits 8 people
● $500 Sponsor Membership admits 10 people
● $1,000 Patron Membership admits 12 people
● $2,500 Court Hall Society Membership admits 16 people
● $5,000 Benefactor Membership unlimited admittance

Planned Giving

Real Estate Real estate offers you several creative ways to help Olana. Outright transfers, trusts, gifts of remainder interests, bargain sales, and gifts of fractional interests are possible. The tax treatment is similar to that for appreciated stock gifts.

Bequest A bequest in your will naming The Olana Partnership as a recipient of a portion of your estate is another option. It is flexible, private, and easy. A bequest may be for a specific dollar amount, a percentage or fraction of your estate, or it may take the form of a trust. The taxable amount of your estate is reduced by the value of any charitable bequests. If you are seventy-five years of age or older, The Olana Partnership will honor your intentions to provide a charitable bequest to the Partnership by giving full gift credit for the documented value of your bequest. For bequest language, please click here.

Life Income Agreements Life Income Agreements (trusts, gift annuities, and pooled income funds) can often be used as a way of sheltering assets that will pay income for life to you or anyone you name, with future benefit to Olana. You will receive a deduction for the value of Olana’s interest.

Retirement Funds Retirement Funds are another means of benefiting Olana. Naming Olana as a beneficiary of all or part of an IRA or other retirement plan can achieve both estate tax and income tax savings. The Olana Partnership, as a 501 (c) 3 organization, will not pay income tax, and your heirs will receive their share of your estate without the burden of more taxes. For more information about how you can support The Olana Partnership, please call 518-828-1872 or write to: The Olana Partnership P.O. Box 199 Hudson, NY 12534

Benefit Parties

The Olana Partnership hosts the glamorous Frederic Edwin Church Award Gala and benefit parties throughout the year. Your attendance to an unforgettable event helps support our programs and mission.

Olanafest is Olana’s annual event which pairs the Hudson Valley’s top restaurants with select paintings by Frederic Edwin Church. Chefs prepare hors d’oeuvres inspired by the Church paintings they have chosen.

Volunteering

Olana-Paula-Rickborn-HasbrookOlana values the participation of volunteers and welcomes individuals who are interested in volunteering. Without the time and various talents of Olana’s volunteers many projects and activities would be impossible.

Volunteers at Olana immerse themselves in the lives of Frederic Church, his family and the other artists of the Hudson River School. They become familiar with the architecture and landscape design of Olana and the Victorian past by participating in a variety of interesting and absorbing activities ranging from conducting house tours to gardening to teaching. Olana is pleased to offer volunteers free admission to the house and grounds and to selected lectures and activities.Please contact the Site Manager for details by Email or by phone at 518-828-0135 x 303.

Special Events Volunteering
There are also many opportunities to serve on special events and other working committees. To learn more, please Email or call 518-828-1872 x 102.

Community Service for High School Students
Opportunities for high school students seeking community service credit are also available. Projects include assistance with special events, program preparation and cleanup, basic research, data entry, etc. For more information Email to inquire about upcoming opportunities.

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