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. To discuss your options further, contact the Executive Director of the Reitz Home Preservation Society, Inc. (812) 426-1871

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.

Contribute to The Current Fundraiser
Efforts are currently underway to raise the funds needed to update and streamline the Reitz Home HVAC systems for cost savings.

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)

Planned Giving
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.

Charitable Giving
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 Wine Dive, Derby Event, Mystery Event and Victorian Christmas, Reitz Home Guild Annual Tea, Annual Holiday Brunch, or Annual Fashion Show. Call Reitz Home staff for sponsor categories

Donate your time and give of your talent on one of our numerous committees, such as Docent, Education, Curatorial, Marketing, Newsletter, Special Events, or Financial.

Donate your time and talent to the Reitz Home Guild with their Board, Cooking Teams, and special events.

Donate in-kind, accounting, legal, art, secretarial, yard work, snow shoveling, cleaning windows, laundering tablecloths, napkins, towels and docent gloves; painting Carriage House walls and cleaning Carriage House carpets,

Donate supplies, kitchen staples – coffee, butter, cakes, cookies, napkins, cold and hot cups, paper plates, computer and copier paper and cleaning supplies.

Donate historic items to the Collection (these need Curatorial approval) art glass, silver, crystal, ceramics, historical books, decorative arts books, period clothing and accessories.

Donate to the Museum Gift Shop, new or almost new books for children and adults, jewelry, crystal, silver, never used gift items.

All gifts, small and large are graciously accepted by the Board of Trustees and Staff of The Reitz Home Preservation Society.

Reitz Home Museum
224 SE 1st Street
P. O. Box 1322
Evansville, Indiana 47706

Phone: (812) 426-1871
Fax: (812) 426-2179

Email: [email protected]