Preserving the structures and artifacts of Newport's colorful past is a difficult, meticulous, and expensive undertaking. The Preservation Society of Newport County is a non-profit organization and relies on generous donations from the general public to help fund its operations.
This GivingTuesday we invite you to be a part of The Breakers history as we work together to restore The Breakers service drive walls. A trio of Preservation Society Trustees and their spouses have teamed up to match the first $50,000 in gifts raised!
The Breakers is the most visited cultural institution in Rhode Island, welcoming over 450,000 visitors each year. This house is a beautiful, fascinating, and complex piece of history that is essential to the growth and success of tourism in Rhode Island. We are proud to care for The Breakers, and on this GivingTuesday we need your help
The Breakers service drive walls are in desperate need of repair. This GivingTuesday, you can help us raise $220,000 to restore the walls, which will entail cleaning, patching missing sections, repointing, and mitigating spalling with a custom mortar patch.
Will you generously consider making a gift on GivingTuesday to help us reach our goal of restoring The Breakers service drive walls?
A gift to the Annual Fund, which supports general operations and immediate needs, is the most comprehensive way to support the Preservation Society. Each year we rely on private contributions from friends like you to help us:
- Properly care for and present the houses and grounds
- Provide educational offerings including lectures and symposia
- Plan and develop an exciting schedule of special events
- Execute thousands of public tours
- Enrich, enlighten and inspire our community in many other ways
A gift to one of the top capital priorities will help to preserve the historic properties and landscapes in our care as well as provide a safe and enjoyable experience for the 1 million visitors each year.
The Conservators Circle
The Conservators Circle was established to recognize and thank those members and friends who have provided for the Society in their estate plans. Through planned gifts donors are able to provide substantial support while continuing to care for their own life needs. The benefits of planned gifts, by their nature, continue well beyond a donor's lifetime.
A gift to the endowment will ensure that the Preservation Society has a steady source of income even in the face of budgetary challenges, and can pursue first-rate educational and scholarly activities well into the future. Your contribution to the endowment is a self-renewing gift in that the Society’s current spending policy of five percent per year allows the principal to grow while generating a reliable income stream in perpetuity.
For additional information or to discuss your gift intentions in detail, please contact Tara Flynn, Major Gifts Officer, at (401) 847-1000 ext. 191 or via e-mail to