Support Meadow Brook Hall
Help The Hall – 2020 Crowdfunding Campaign
Meadow Brook Hall has weathered many storms in its nearly 100-year history. Like many other museums and cultural institutions around the world, the COVID-19 shutdown has impacted all areas of the business and organization.
In order to alleviate the pandemic’s business impact on its budget, Meadow Brook has launched “Help The Hall,” an all-new crowdfunding campaign to drive fresh support and help keep the doors open.
Located on the campus of Oakland University, Meadow Brook Hall is the historic and beautiful estate that was home to Matilda Dodge Wilson, her second husband Alfred Wilson, and their children, friends, staff and community. Now Meadow Brook is an historic house museum and event venue that draws people from all walks of life to enjoy its elegant spaces, engaging programs and create extraordinary memories.
Today we are asking you to help us “Help The Hall.” Click the button below to make a gift!
In 1929, it cost approximately $4 million to build and furnish Meadow Brook. Today, it takes more than $4 million every year – some $11,000 a day – to keep the building maintained and our doors open. We are a self-supporting institution, raising every dollar spent.
We invite you to join us as a steward of this incredible treasure as a unique National Historic Landmark, museum, cultural and community center and venue.
To donate to Meadow Brook Hall, click below to visit our Oakland University giving page.
Invest in Our Heritage
By supporting a local treasure and National Historic Landmark with annual gifts, you can help preserve an important community asset. Meadow Brook Hall is an independent auxiliary of Oakland University and is totally self-funding.
While membership has its privileges, the true reward is in knowing you are directly involved in helping to maintain and enrich The Hall’s significance for future generations.
Donations we have received over the past year have allowed us to:
- Complete renovations to The Hall’s exterior lighting
- Replace the boiler and upgrade the system controls
- Upgrade the HVAC system for utility efficiency
- Begin timber restoration on The Hall and outbuildings
- Restore the Breakfast Room and Sun Porch through the Adopt-an-Artifact program
Friends provide a lifeblood of support for Meadow Brook Hall’s preservation and interpretation of the buildings, grounds and social history of one of America’s great estates. The status and success The Hall has enjoyed are the direct result of the commitment shared by our donors.
We hope to welcome you to the family of supporters of Meadow Brook Hall.
Individual Giving Levels
The Gold Key Circle—Up to $999 annually
Receive a subscription to Meadow Brook Magazine and be acknowledged in Meadow Brook communications.
The Cornerstone Society—$1,000 and higher annually
Tiffany Circle—$2,500 to $4,999 annually
Pegasus Circle—$5,000 to $9,999 annually
Tudor Circle—$10,000 and higher
The Heritage Society—Recognizes those who remember Meadow Brook in their estate plans.
Cornerstone and Heritage Society members enjoy a concierge relationship with the Meadow Brook leadership team, including insider communications from the senior staff, special invitations to programs and previews, private tours upon request and exclusive Museum Store sales.
Community Event Sponsorship
Through interpretive programming, Meadow Brook Hall shares with its visitors the important legacy of the Dodge and Wilson family and their magnificent country estate on subjects including:
- Social, family, local and regional history
- Automotive heritage
- Country and farm estate life
- Historical art and architecture.
The special programs* presented by The Hall support this effort by giving visitors a unique opportunity to experience the traditions of this estate in a fun and engaging manner. Supporting Meadow Brook’s special programs is a tremendous opportunity to become a steward of this magnificent historic property and help offset event expenses.