Garden Resiliency Fund

On March 16, Tower Hill, like so many cultural organizations and businesses, closed to the public. The fact that this has occurred during springtime, when the Garden is bursting with beautiful new life, was particularly painful.

In order to facilitate the full reopening of Tower Hill, we’ve launched the Garden Resiliency Fund. We seek to raise no less than $500,000 between May 1 and July 31. Success will enable us to offer an array of programs and activities upon reopening, continue to maintain our irreplaceable botanic collections and gardens, and keep our core staff intact which is so critical to our mission.

Financially, the past two months have been daunting. Income from gate admissions, gift shop sales, café dining, and private events has disappeared. Despite receiving a grant from the federal government, we still anticipate a loss of revenue of $1,000,000 through June 30.

A number of our trustees and most committed members have provided our Garden Resiliency Fund with more than $200,000 in initial support. They have urged us to reach out and challenge our loyal and dedicated supporters to join them so that we may reach our goal of $500,000 by July 31.

As someone who has come to Tower Hill to enjoy its gardens and events, we are asking you to consider a gift to the Garden Resiliency Fund. If you wish, you may make a contribution by clicking this link. You may also make your gift by remitting your check to Tower Hill, PO Box 598, Boylston, MA 01505.

In a time of overwhelming need, when so many are asking for your help, it can be easy to think that natural destinations like ours may not be essential. We remind ourselves however that plants are responsible for the air we breathe and all of the food we consume. In these challenging times, the simple act of planting is an act of hope. If you can, thank you for sharing that hope.

Donate Today!

Jim Karadimos
Board President

Grace C. Elton
Chief Executive Officer

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Mary Barakat
Jessica Beauchemin
Dan Borkowski
Beth Cail
Jan Carchedi
Denise Carlson
Sarah Carmichael
Wendy Clayton
Alissa Duke
Stephenie Dzurnak
Patricia Erickson
Lisa Fitzgerald
Joan Forbes
Michael Frederick
Douglas Frost
Patrice Fullen
Beth Fullerton
Carol and George Gay
Janet Gerenz
Louise and David Gleason
William Gordon
Alexander Grant
Abby Greiner
Branden and Erica Gunn
Joseph Haebler
Michael Hanavan
Charlene Hendry
Grace Hewett
Laurel Higham
William Hill
Lise Holdorf
Carl Howe
Maria Howlett
Anthony and Karen Imbalzano
Christine Jameson
Susan Johnson
Jennifer Ketcham
Linda Kimball
Janell Kingsley
Marie Kitchen
Susan and Roger Landess Towne
Michelle Lawson
Jun Li
Denise MacAloney
Helen MacMellon
Paula Mahon
Philip Manseau
Sarah Marshall
Andrea Marie M. Mattei
Beth Napoli
Kirsten and Eric Newman
Sarah Olsen
Sylvia Pabreza
Mary Ann Palmer
Judith Palmieri
Nicholas Panzarino
Rachel Petith
Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Quinn
Ann Ribbens
Richard Rene
Alison Ricker
Jodi Rymer
Katharine Sawrey
Sara Salomon
Lisa M. Sequeira
Elaine Shaw
Patricio Silva
Janet Sjolund
Carolyn Somma
Erin Spencer
Lynn and Theodore Stachnick
Caroline and John Stoffel
Patricia Sutman
Margaret Thomas
Karen Troy
Tim Wachtmann
Kristin Waters
Marie and Darleen Wood
Jane Woolsey
Joseph Wright

73% Raised!

We have raised $381,760
of our $500,000 goal!

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Carol Addy
Richard Allen
Mary Ambrose
American Rhododendron Society
Martha Atkins
Virginia Atwood
Anita Baltzersen
Rowena Banay
Patricia Barrie
Roseanne Barsamian
Jerry Beavers
Brittany Bell
Holly and Samuel Bell
Randi Benson
Barbara Bernardin
Elizabeth Berry
Frank and Judy Bissett
David and Islay Boeri
Christopher Borg
Elisabeth Borg
Diana Bostock
Arthur Bouche
Anne Bouvier-Monroe
Kelly Boyle
Kathleen Brown
Patricia Bukoski
Minerva Butler
Steven Caissie
Barbara Callahan
Peter and Rae Carlsen
Martha Chagnon
Abby Chandler
Beth Chartier
Alison Cohen
Maria Cole
Carol and Randy Collord
Catherine Colinvaux and Phillip Zamore
Nancy Connolly
Jennifer Converse
Phil Cornetta
Susan Cote
Jason and Judy Cotton
Diane Cryan
Carole Cunniff
Jaana Cutson
Nancy Dagdigian
Edward and Arabella Dane
Laurie and Phil Davis
Nancy Degon
Lorri Demers
Mary Lee DeSantis
Jeanne Dietel
Andreanna Doane
Michael and Sarah Duffy
John Duquette
Lorena Duquette
Leslie Duthie
Grace and Alexander Elton
Curtis Falzoi
Claire Farrell
Tiffany Featherstone
Evan Ferrell
James Fessenden
Dennis Fitzgerald and Nancy Lanzarone
Mary and Warner Fletcher
Corinna Foley
Robert Friesner
Nicole Garvey
Laura Gaudette
Margaret Gauthier
Arne Gericke
Robert Gill
Cindy Gingrich
Thomas Gorman
Cynthia Graber
Patricia Gray
Dot Green
Leslie Grenier
Alexis Griffin
Celina Guitare
Branden Gunn
Paul Gustafson
Abe and Linda Haddad
John and Zella Haesche
Donna Haggett
Tom and Kate Halpin
Matthew Helser
Anne Hersh
Lou Anna Hinckley
Sarah Hobart
Catherine Hodgson
Eric Hoffman
Mark Hruby
Anna Jablonka
Howard and Francis Jacobson
Gitu and Navin Jain
Tay Ann Jay
Beth Johnson
Brice Johnson
William Kadish
Joel Kahn
Tom Kane
Jim Karadimos and Bill Beever
Laura Kelmar
Stacey Kendall
Pamela Kennedy
Rick Kimball
Christopher Kohler
Brooks Kowal
Allen and Sharon Krause
John and Ginny Krawetz
Lauren Labreche
Shannon Laptewicz
Karen LeBlanc
Katherine Leblanc
Dix and Roxy Leeson
Rick and Jean Leif
Diane Libbey
Peter Littlefield
Michael Lowery
Michael Machnowski
Richard Mackoul
Jennifer Maher
Patrick Mahoney
Baltej and Indira Maini
Faren Williams and Luke Maki
Dara Man
Caitlin Mandel
Massachusetts Cultural Council
Mass Humanities
Leslee Masten
Linda Mattlage
John McCarthy
Nancy and Lawrence McCusker
The C. Jean & Myles McDonough Charitable Foundation
Lisa and Neil McDonough
Martha McLure
Amy McNulty
Pearl Menezes
Wayne and Beth Mezitt
Kathy and Henry Michie
Regina Miloslavsky
Amanda Moran
Ellen More
Barbara L. Morse
Christine Muller
Mark Muncey
Kate and Tom Napoli
Cheryl Nelson
Christopher Nelson
Aaron Neslin
Caroline Neumann and Karl Oye
Dawna Norum
Wanda and Donald Null
Clare OConnor
Nancy Opp
Luisa O’Toole
Jeffrey Paster and Karen Keefe
Janice Pasternak
Sandra Peterson
Sue and Craig Phyfe
Stephen and Cynthia Pitcher
Douglas Potter
Jennifer Potter
Emily Prashad
Chris and Kita Reece
Savannah Renaud
Dorothy Robbins
Diane and Bill Robbins
Barbara Rolfes
Donna and Robert Rooks
Kent and Aisling Russell
Savanna Russell
Meghan Ryan
Jodi Rymer
Cara Savelli
Kathryn Selvitelli
Susan Seppa
Ruth Seward
Rashmi Sharma
Jacquelyn Shartin
Mary and Ted Shasta
Paulette Sherrill
Vivian Shortreed
Andrew Sigel
Ruth Smolash
Joyce Southworth
Margaret Spaulding
Karen Spurling
Ann Stamm and Milton Kerr
Samuel Stauffer
Diane Steward
Marie Sturgis
Brady Summers
Jean Sweet
Kevin Taylor
Ellenette Tindall
Herb and Suzy Tobin
Larry Turka
Susan Ukena
Patti and Paul Verderese
Beth and Thomas Vetras
Mary Weber
Gayle and Chick Weiss
William and Susan Whalen
Rebecca Wilson
Sally Wilson
Julie Wolf
Deborah Wright
Shoshanah Zaritt
Alicia Ziegler

*Donor list as of June 29, 2020