SUPPORT THE JAMES MERRILL HOUSE
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. 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. In our 25th year, the Merrill House has hosted over 80 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 James Merrill 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 extending James Merrill’s literary legacy through our renowned Writer-in-Residence program, Annual Merrill Lecture, and Collections Preservation projects. 107 Society Members form the backbone of our financial well-being by contributing $1,000 or more to our Annual Fund.
The Merrill House maintains a permanent fund in the Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut (CFECT). The fund is able to receive donations of cash and securities and is invested and administered under the auspices of CFECT for the benefit of the James Merrill House Programs.