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Support the James Merrill House

The James Merrill House and its Writer-in-Residence program is managed by a free-standing, 19-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 85 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.

SUPPORT OUR WORK

Gifts can be made directly to the Merrill House Program by personal check made payable to the James Merrill House.

DONORS OF $1,000 OR MORE

The James Merrill House’s 107 Society recognizes the generosity of our most generous donors.

ENDOWMENT GIFTS

The Merrill House maintains a permanent fund in the Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut (CFECT). 

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THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS

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BANK OF AMERICA FOUNDATION

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

CT HUMANITIES

We received funding for our 2019 Annual Merrill Lecture with Mary Jo Salter. Watch Salter's interview and tour inside the Merrill apartment with JMHC member, Willard Spiegelman.

HELLEN INGRAM PLUMMER CHARITABLE FOUNDATION

We have received generous support from the Plummer Foundation to support our building and conservation projects.

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