Support The Reitz Home
John Augustus Reitz, patriarch and respected businessman, gave selflessly to his community. His son, Francis Joseph, continued the family tradition of giving. Today, our schools, churches, parks, hospitals, even his own grand Victorian home, are enjoyed because of the foresight of the Reitz family and their generosity.
There are many ways of giving to help with preserving and sharing our past.
Become a Member
The operational expenses come from individuals through membership in the Reitz Home Preservation Society. The categories of membership may be found in Become a Member.
Matching Gift Contributions
Have your gift matched by your company. Obtain the form from your employer and fill it out and send it to the staff at the Reitz Home Museum for further processing. The staff will let you know when the match has been received.
Memorial and Tribute Gifts
Donate a memorial gift in honor or in memory of someone or a tribute gift to celebrate a special event, for example a volunteer who has done an exceptional job with an event, or a special birthday or anniversary.
Download Memorial Gift Contribution Form (20 KB | PDF)
The most common way to leave a gift to the Reitz Home is through a properly prepared will. You can designate a certain dollar amount or a percentage of your estate for the Reitz Home Museum. You can also make a gift of your car, home or other personal property. You may also use life insurance as a gift vehicle. Regardless of the size of your estate it all helps to keep the Reitz Home Museum operating for future generations.
A Charitable Gift can result in tax benefits to you. Confer with your professional advisor. Any professional advisor – attorney, accountant, insurance agent, or financial planner who works with you regularly can help you arrange a charitable gift.
Sponsorship opportunities are available throughout the year for events such as the Annual Derby Partry, Mystery Event, Wine Down to the Weekend, and Victorian Christmas.