We invite you to join us in our 2016 Annual Appeal. Each year, we ask our loyal friends and supporters to make a gift to the Annual Appeal to help cover the costs of preserving this magnificent site so Millay-lovers can continue to enjoy the experience of visiting Steepletop and the extraordinarily personal insight into Millay’s life and legacy that it provides.
Each year as we make new progress toward the preservation of the site and collections, we also face new challenges brought by time and the ever-increasing cost of maintaining the site and restoring elements with historical accuracy. Support received through the Annual Appeal plays a major role in our ability to open the gates to visitors each season.
The good news is that YOU can make a difference! For 2016, we have set a goal of $25,000 to be reached through this appeal and we can only achieve this with the help of friends like you. I assure you that your gift will have a meaningful impact whether it is large or small.
Funds donated through the Annual Appeal provide critical support for programming; for maintaining the House Museum, Millay’s Writing Cabin, the Tamarack Visitors Center, and the Ellis Studio; and for caring for our 200 acres of grounds and gardens. It also enables us to expand outreach efforts and the development of new offerings for visitors.
Also, please consider a gift to the Annual Appeal as a tribute to a Millay-lover. Whether it is a gift in someone’s honor or memory, we are always pleased to present and publicly recognize these meaningful tributes in our annual donor listing in the winter issue of the newsletter. For more information on tributes or planned gifts, please contact Anina Rossen at .
Thank you in advance for helping the Millay Society carry out its mission of illuminating the life and writings of Edna St. Vincent Millay and preserving the beauty of her beloved home and gardens at Steepletop.
The Society's mission is to illuminate the life and writings of Edna St. Vincent Millay and to preserve and interpret the character of Steepletop, her home and gardens, places where nature inspires the creative spirit.