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The James Merrill House and its Writer-in-Residence program is managed by a free-standing, 18-member volunteer Merrill House Committee, operating its own annual budget under the SVIA’s 501 (c) 3 umbrella.  To maintain the building, the Merrill apartments and the visiting writers program, we rely on a mix of donations from individuals and foundations and rental income from the building’s private and commercial tenants. Because the cost of maintaining the building is offset by rental revenue and foundation grants, your individual donations go directly to supporting James Merrill House writers and public programs and are tax deductible to the fullest extent granted by law.
Now approaching our 25th year, the Merrill House has hosted over 60 writers to live and work here and share their writing with the community in free lectures and readings. Please consider a donation to keep the literary legacy of Stonington Village alive. To learn more, please see information on  the giving categories below.

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Gifts can be made directly to the Merrill House Program by personal check made payable to the James Merrill House Committee (JMHC) sent to our mailing address at 107 Water Street, Stonington CT 06378. Alternatively, you can send a donation directly through PayPal by clicking below:

Donors of $1,000 or more

The James Merrill House’s 107 Society  recognizes the generosity of our most generous donors in preserving James Merrill’s literary legacy through our renowned Writer-in-Residence, Merrill Lecture, and Collections Preservation programs. 107 Society Members form the backbone of our financial well-being by contributing $1,000 or more to our Annual Fund.

Cash & Securities Donations

The Merrill House maintains a permanent fund in the Community Foundation of Southeastern Connecticut (CFSECT). The fund is able to receive donations of cash and securities and is invested and administered under the auspices of CFSECT for the benefit of the James Merrill House Programs.

 

THANK YOU TO OUR INSTITUTIONAL DONORS

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BANK OF AMERICA FOUNDATION

We received a generous unrestricted grant from the Bank of America Foundation.

 

WHY GIVE?

Read testimonials from former WIR

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"My Writer-in-Residence month at the James Merrill House was a life-affirming experience, both creatively and personally. From mornings writing in the secret study to evenings watching the sun set over the water from the rooftop deck, every day felt like this perfect pearl of inspiration. "

Matthew Minicucci, 2020 WIR

 

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