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Make a 100% tax deductible gift online today with any major credit card.


For those wishing to mail in gifts, please download a contribution form. Please make checks payable to the Historic Savannah Foundation, and mail to:

Historic Savannah Foundation
PO Box 1733
Savannah, GA 31402



cleanup-1Enjoy the Benefits of a Membership at HSF

JOIN US in our mission to preserve Savannah’s heritage through advocacy, education and community involvement! Your support helps HSF be the leading force in historic preservation in Savannah. There are many individual and corporate benefits of membership to HSF. With your generous gift, all members receive free admission to the Davenport House Museum, a subscription to the quarterly newsletter, a 10% discount at the Davenport House gift shop and all HSF merchandise, as well as invitations to lectures, the annual HSF Gala and other special events. Individual membership levels start at the Cornerstone level for students ($25). Corporate membership benefits also include the opportunity to sponsor events and programs and a listing in the online HSF Green Pages with a hyperlink to the corporation. Corporate support memberships begin at the Advocate level ($250). We hope you will find the right one for you by downloading this membership form or completing your membership online.

1733 Society

With a generous gift (individual or corporate) of $2,500 or more, you will join Historic Savannah Foundation’s 1733 Society. Along with the benefits of all other membership levels, 1733 Society members receive invitations to exclusive private programs and events. Your generosity is recognized in the HSF Annual Report, newsletter and at HSF programs and events. Individual 1733 Society members also receive one Hearth (family) membership to gift to a friend, neighbor or colleague. Corporate 1733 Society members have a color logo and hyperlink in the HSF Green Pages and have the opportunity to sponsor HSF annual events and programs.


222 E 32nd Street Savannah GA-large-052-32ndstreet52-1500x1000-72dpiEnjoy the Tax Benefits of Donating Securities

Historic Savannah Foundation accepts gifts of appreciated securities, such as stocks and mutual funds. These gifts are simple and may provide a greater tax benefit than an equivalent gift in cash. Before making such a gift, please make sure to discuss your particular donation, including tax benefits, with your financial advisor.
Please contact Meghan Lowe, Director of Development at 912-233-7787 or mlowe@myHSF.org for additional information and proper procedures.



Remember someone special by giving a gift in their name to HSF. An acknowledgement will be sent to the family of the person being remembered. At checkout, please be sure to include the name of the person being remembered and the name/address of the family to receive the acknowledgement letter. For tax purposes, you will receive a receipt acknowledging your generous gift.
Please click here to give to Historic Savannah Foundation in remembrance of an individual or family.



Do you have a loved one or friend who loves Savannah? Give a gift in their honor to HSF! HSF will send an acknowledgement of your gift to the honoree to recognize your generosity (The amount of your contribution will be kept confidential unless you request otherwise). At checkout, please be sure to include the name and address of the honoree. You will receive a receipt acknowledging your generous gift for tax purposes.
Please click here to honor an individual or family with a gift to Historic Savannah Foundation.


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Use the Permanent IRA Charitable Rollover to leave Savannah your legacy. Utilize the benefits of the IRA Charitable Rollover and help Historic Savannah Foundation.

The IRA charitable rollover allows individuals ages 70 1/2 and older to donate up to $100,000, tax free, from their IRAs to 501 C(3) not-for-profit organizations. The IRA Rollover permits donors to transfer money from their IRAs directly to Historic Savannah Foundation without counting the distribution as taxable income. IRA rollover gifts can be also used to satisfy the required minimum distribution for the given tax year.
If you do not itemize deductions, if you are limited on the amount of itemized deductions, or if you do not need the required distribution from your IRA, please consider donating the distribution to HSF.
For a sample letter instructing the IRA distribution transfer to Historic Savannah Foundation, please click here.



Adding a bequest to the Historic Savannah Foundation in your will is very easy. Here’s our preferred bequest language. You may use this language to discuss with your attorney.

I hereby bequeath to Historic Savannah Foundation (EIN # 58-0838253) a 501 (C)3 organization located in Savannah, Georgia [the sum of $ ] OR [the following securities/tangible personal property/real estate] OR [ % of my estate] to be used towards the mission of preserving Savannah’s heritage.

Davenport House Oyster Roast


Join us for a Lowcountry Boil, Oyster Sampler & Chicken Buffet
Saturday, March 5th, 2016
3pm to 6pm
Enjoy Country Jazz by the Johnny Octane Band, a Silent Auction, and a Tour!


Following your purchase parking and shuttle information will be sent to you.


Splendid events like these can happen only with the generosity of our Sponsors and Patrons
Platinum Sponsors
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Other Sponsors




In-Kind Donors
17Hundred90 Inn & Restaurant
Ballastone Inn
Billy’s Place
The Collins Quarter
Gaucho Too!
Mr. and Mrs. Al Hazel
Diane Ingram
Jekyll Island Club
Local 11Ten
Love’s Seafood
Latitude 31 and “Rah Bar”
Linda Meyer
Bonnie Powers
President’s Quarters Inn
River Street Inn
Savannah Theater
The Six Pence Pub
Sterling Links Golf Club
Jan Vach

Farewell to a Colleague and Friend

January 27th, 2016

http://www.myhsf.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/Terri-Bio-Photo-small2.jpgHSF’s top-notch and much-loved Development Director, Terri O’Neil, will be leaving HSF in early February.  Terri has accepted an offer to become the Development Director at the Savannah Philharmonic.  This is a terrific opportunity for her, and we wish her all the best.  It is flattering that our excellent personnel are sought by other quality non-profits, and it says much about what Terri and HSF have achieved in the last five years.

Among other major accomplishments credited to her, Terri established the Preservation Festival, built a solid team within HSF’s Development Department, helped guide HSF through a Capital Campaign, assisted with fundraising for the National Preservation Conference, and set up a Planned Giving Program.  Her commitment to preservation and dedication to HSF showed in the energy and enthusiasm she poured into this organization’s events and programs.

Needless to say, Terri will be sorely missed.  The good news is, HSF is on solid financial ground and we have begun searching for a successor.  With key input from Frances Colón, our Special Events Coordinator, and Chassidy Malloy, our Membership and Volunteer Coordinator, HSF will move carefully but swiftly to fill the position of Development Director.

In the meantime, we encourage our members, donors and sponsors to wish Terri well with her new opportunity.

2016 Annual Appeal

January 27th, 2016

We are grateful to the many loyal and first time supporters who contributed to our year-end appeal. We surpassed our goal, raising $24k to help with our annual operations. Your generosity demonstrates that you believe in HSF’s important work—and we thank you!

Annual Appeal Donations received as of 1.27.2016

Dr. and Mrs. Chad Brock
Mr. and Mrs. W. Park Callahan
Mr. and Mrs. Gary Capen
Mr. and Mrs. Stuart Clifford
Ms. Susie Clinard and Mr. Harley Lingerfelt
Mr. and Mrs. Timothy E. Coy
Gardner Family Foundation
Ms. Alison K. Garnjost
Mr. and Mrs. Jim F. Gross
Mr. and Mrs. Kent M. Harrington
Mr. Robert L. Harrison
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Izlar
J. C. Lewis Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. Stuart M. Johnson
Mr. and Mrs. Leftwich Kimbrough
Mr. and Mrs. Charles R. Kinnaird
Mr. and Mrs. Ted J. Kleisner
Mr. and Mrs. Angus C. Littlejohn, Jr.
Mary J. Lockwood
Marand, Inc. – Six Pence Pub
John and Robert Murphy
Mr. and Mrs. Mark W. Nichols
Mr. and Mrs. Jason C. Pedigo
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Sassano
Mr. and Mrs. Mark V. Smith
In honor of Mr. Christan Sottile
Mr. Wayne Spear and Mr. Murray Perlman
Ms. Gay Stevens
Mr. and Mrs. Austin Sullivan
The Colonial Group, Inc.
Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Thorpe Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph P. Wenzlick
Julia S. White
Mrs. Emily C. Winburn

Environmental History Symposium


Coastal Nature, Coastal Culture: Environmental Histories of the Georgia Coast. A Symposium.

  • Why does the Georgia coast matter? How 5000 years of people and cultures influenced, and were shaped by, Georgia’s 100 mile coastline of barrier islands and lowcountry.
  • A first-of-its-kind symposium, building a much-needed bridge between the history of the American South and the booming field of environmental history.
  • How changing landscapes on Georgia’s coastal plain reflect the interaction of different visions and cultures with the natural environment.
  • Eleven leading writers and scholars in history or literature present original research on critical topics, revealing how the past has shaped the present and could affect the future.
  • Related visits to coastal historic and environmental sites.


Thursday, February 18 – Saturday, February 20, 2016
Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street, Savannah.

Registration: $50. (Additional fees for Friday lunch and some tours.)
Information and registration: gacoast2016.org OR 912-233-5104. REGISTER ONLINE HERE!

Hosted by The Ossabaw Island Foundation

A project of:
The Ossabaw Island Foundation
Armstrong State University
Wormsloe Institute for Environmental History
Presenting sponsor: Georgia Power

Photo credits:
Casting the Net by Sammy Moore (homepage)
Oak Allee’ at Wormsloe by Jeri Nokes (above)
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