Supporters invest in the mission of Brucemore to inspire the community through history, preservation, and the arts. This includes:
- Promoting a vibrant mix of programs and events.
- Helping maintain the 26-acre estate.
- Sharing over a century of stories.
As a thank you, Supporters receive discounts to many Brucemore programs all year.
The 1886 mansion, six historic outbuildings, and 26-acre landscape of the Brucemore estate are not just physical structures; they are the living chapters of Eastern Iowa’s rich history, narrated over more than a century.
Your contribution to the Preservation Fund:
- Safeguards architectural treasures that tell a regional story.
- Replenishes the historic landscape to plant seeds for generations yet to come.
- Creates reliable infrastructure to meet new technological needs.
With your help, we are preserving not just buildings but the very essence of Eastern Iowa’s past.
Brucemore is a 501(c)3 nonprofit (42-1170531) and accepts many gift types including retirement distributions, grants from donor-advised funds, and gifts of stock. Contact us for options.
Volunteers serve an important role in sharing Brucemore’s story and creating connections between the place and our guests.
Join an inspired group of enthusiastic volunteers who help at events to make every visit to Brucemore special and who participate in activities to care for the garden and landscape.
Through volunteering, you will experience the rewards of being a part of something bigger than yourself and have access to special activities.
Pride and Preservation
Our history reflects the economic growth of the city, and since 1981, the leading businesses in the region have helped keep Brucemore a vital and active setting for the enrichment of our community. Corporate sponsors help create dynamic and unique opportunities for visitors and regional residents while also increasing appreciation across the community for arts and history.
Fourth Family Fund
Brucemore completed a milestone goal to raise $100,000 for the Fourth Family Fund at the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation in December 2018. Through an Endowment Challenge Grant, the Community Foundation matched $75,000 in donations from 130 individual donors with an additional $25,000. This endowment fund will provide annual distributions to Brucemore in perpetuity to support preservation and program initiatives.