Support the John Lind House

​The Lind House Association values the historic integrity of​ ​John Lind’s ​ ​19th century home. In order to preserve and restore the home’s original appearance, we​ ​are continually involved in various restoration projects. Your donation helps us to capture the original beauty of​ ​the John Lind House​.​

​​Ongoing restoration is a primary focus for the Board and staff of the Association. In January 2018,​ ​a Capital Campaign for a new roof was initiated. The current​ ​wood shingles are extremely brittle and there is a large hole near the turret that has been temporarily patched. Detailed information regarding this project,​ ​including estimates, grants, requests for pledges and donations from our members will be forthcoming.​ ​Check back soon to see how you can contribute to​ ​restoration.​​

Create a Legacy

​Unrestricted annual giving is vital to the financial strength of the Lind House Association. Annual gifts sustain our mission, enhance our programs, and maintain outreach to the community. We invite you to become a Member and support the Annual Fund. If you are interested in designating your gift for a special purpose, please contact Trudy Beranek, Executive Director by email or telephone (507) 354-8802.

​Honor or remember someone special to you through a gift to the Lind House Association. Please send information about the family or person so they can be notified of your thoughtful gift. All honor and memorial gifts are acknowledged in the Lind House Association newsletter. If you are interested in designating your gift for a special purpose, please contact Trudy Beranek, Executive Director by email or telephone (507) 354-8802.

Corporate matching gift programs are charitable giving programs set up by corporations in which the company matches donations made by employees to eligible nonprofit organizations. Employee matching gifts often are dollar-for-dollar, but some companies will give double or even triple the original donation and may also give matching gifts for employees’ volunteer efforts. Increase your donation with your company’s matching gift program and you may receive additional benefits. Procedures vary with each company. Typically, individuals must submit forms to their employers. For more information about your matching gift benefits, please contact your employer’s human resources department.

​An endowment gift begins working immediately and retains its value forever. When you give to an endowed fund, the principle of your gift is maintained in perpetuity, while a portion of the income it generates is used to support general operating costs and programming. Your endowment gift can also be designated to support a special purpose. To be sure that your contribution is a qualified one and that you are able to take full advantage of this as a tax credit, you should consult a professional financial advisor.

Planned Giving

​You can make a difference in the future of the John Lind House by naming the Association as the beneficiary of a planned gift. Planned gifts are an excellent means of diversification, and reducing income and estate taxes. All gifts are eligible for tax deductions as allowable by law. Planned gifts include:

Appreciated Assets – Contribute appreciated assets, such as stocks or real estate.
Existing Life Insurance – Name the Lind House Association as a beneficiary of a life insurance policy.
Trusts – Include Lind House Association in a charitable trust and/or annuities that provide the donor with a fixed or variable lifetime income.
Wills – Designate a fixed amount, specific assets, or percentages of an estate for the Lind House Association after all other expenses have been taken. Reduction of estate tax liability may also be available.

The above information is general in nature. Before making any decision, we encourage you to consult with an attorney and/or financial advisor. We truly appreciate your support. Whether you are making a donation yourself or encouraging others to do so, please contact Trudy Beranek, Executive Director by email or telephone (507) 354-8802 to ensure your philanthropic intent is recognized.

​”There may have been a time when preservation was about saving an old building here and there, but those days are gone. Preservation is in the business of saving communities and the values they embody.”
Richard Moe

President, National Trust for Historic Preservation.

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