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Introducing NRF’s Restoration Partners Program!

I am pleased to announce that Newport Restoration Foundation is launching a monthly giving program – the Restoration Partners program – and I hope you will consider joining us in this new initiative. You may already be familiar with monthly giving programs, as there are many national charities and local organizations that have formalized, popular programs. Perhaps you are participating in one right now.

Monthly donors give automatically each month through their credit card or bank account. By participating in the Restoration Partners program, your monthly contribution can be directed immediately toward NRF’s ongoing work:

  • To understand the impact of climate change and sea level rise on Newport and share what we learn with local citizens;
  • To preserve some of Newport’s most important buildings, such as the William Vernon House, and assist with any unanticipated needs that arise from our stewardship;
  • To provide unique opportunities for learning, such as our Preservation Pop-Ups, Stone Wall workshops, and Whitehorne House lectures, and foster a greater appreciation for the tradition of Colonial craftsmanship in Newport.

There are many advantages to joining the Restoration Partners program. Your monthly gift is fully tax-deductible and automatically charged to your credit card or bank account. As a Partner you will receive special benefits and invitations to private events. We will send you a year-end tax statement outlining your cumulative giving.

Just imagine what Newport would look like had our founder, Doris Duke, not invested in its architectural heritage? Members of the Restoration Partners program are vital in providing NRF with ongoing and consistent support to help us perpetuate Doris Duke’s legacy of preserving and protecting the cultural heritage of the city we love. As this is NRF’s 51st year of preserving Newport, our goal is to sign up at least 51 members of the community to participate in this new endeavor. We hope you will be among the first 51 to join us.

Please visit our website at to learn more about the program and to make your gift. Thank you for supporting NRF and for caring about the work we do to preserve Newport’s unparalleled heritage.

Mark Thompson
Executive Director

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