Annual Fund

Help the Fairfield Museum Thrive…Support our Annual Fund!

Each year, Fairfield Museum relies on the generosity of our local community to support our Annual Fund, which makes up more than 20% of our operating budget. The Fairfield Museum is a small organization with an enormous impact, and 100% of your gift to the Annual Fund is put immediately to work to:

  • Provide high quality school programs for more than 5,500 students.
  • Support our library used by more than 1,000 students and researchers a year.
  • Create new exhibitions enjoyed by more than 18,000 visitors annually.
  • Present dozens of fascinating lectures, programs and activities for families.

If you agree that a treasure like the Fairfield Museum is worth preserving, and history plays an important role in our society, please donate to our ANNUAL FUND today.

In 2014, Fairfield celebrated the 375th anniversary of its founding in 1639, and the Fairfield Museum was at the forefront of this exciting commemoration, offering an impressive calendar of new exhibitions, educational programs and family events for the entire community.

Matching Gifts An easy way to double or even triple your donation is through a matching gift program from your employer. Please ask your employer and obtain a matching-gift form from your employer’s personnel office, fill it out, and return it to us with your contribution.

Gifts of Stock Donations of appreciated securities, stocks, and bonds provide considerable tax advantages when transferred to the Fairfield Museum before they are sold. If you have held your securities for more than one year, your gift may provide a twofold tax benefit, creating a tax deduction as well as helping avoid the capital-gains tax that would have been due on their sale. Please contact Executive Director Michael Jehle for details at 203-259-1598.

Gifts from your IRA If you are over age 70 ½ there may be tax advantages to making a donation from your IRA.  Some retirement plan giving options are available only for gifts completed in this calendar year. Please call us at 203-259-1598  or ask your tax advisor for more details.


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