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Two magnolia trees bloom near the loggia in spring.Ken Cravillion


Support the Paine through a financial donation, or give your time by volunteering

The Paine is a nonprofit organization that relies upon the generosity of people and organizations for support. An endowment provides approximately one-third of the Paine’s annual funding, and the remaining two-thirds is raised through donations and fees. If you prefer to give your time, the Paine’s enthusiastic volunteers contribute in countless ways throughout the entire estate.


Volunteer opportunities at the Paine are wide ranging, and are open to high school students and older. Assist with a membership project, use your computer expertise, or spearhead a steering committee. Teach visitors about history, art, and nature as a docent, roll up your sleeves to work in the gardens, or help with fun events like Festival of Spring. Volunteers also enjoy attending events, workshops, and lectures designed to educate, inspire, motivate, and celebrate.

Complete and return the application below to get started. For questions, please contact Annika Holland at (920) 235-6903 or

Support the mission and programs

When you make a donation to the Paine, you help fund the museum’s broad and vital scope of educational programs, art exhibitions, garden displays, and historic preservation. Gifts can be designated to support particular aspects of the Paine as well. Learn about the most common ways to give below.

Annual Fund

The Main Entry and Stairway.

Support the full scope of the Paine’s annual activities. This includes the continued care of the historic mansion, art collections, and gardens as well as the presentation of outstanding exhibitions and educational programs. Annual Fund gifts are fully tax-deductible.

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Education Fund

Three girls pose for a photo with craft butterflies they created.

Support quality learning experiences for children about historic architecture, art, and nature. These gifts also help ensure that children of all economic backgrounds are able to participate in programs. Education Fund gifts are fully tax-deductible.

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Garden Fund

Springtime trees in the garden with the Formal Garden fountain in the background.

Support nearly four aces of botanical gardens that surround the historic mansion. Donations of $25, $50, and $100 support the annual plantings and care of the gardens. Gifts of $150, $300, $600, and $1200 are recognized with a plaque in a selected container throughout the season, and may also honor a special person, birthday, anniversary, or other occasion or entity. Gifts to the Garden Fund are fully tax-deductible. For questions about specific container locations and availability, please contact Annika Holland at (920) 235-6903 ext. 124

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The Main Gallery and foyer during Nutcracker in the Castle, with life-size Nutcrackers, Christmas trees, and a room decorated in the background.

Art exhibitions, special events, programs, and activities for all ages provide a wide variety of sponsorship opportunities with key benefits and recognition. The Paine is also able to provide opportunities that match your individual or company values and giving priorities. To learn more about how you or your business can support the Paine, please contact

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Leave a Legacy

A close up of a magnolia tree with white blooms in spring.

The Paine is a vibrant legacy created through the generosity of Nathan and Jessie Kimberly Paine, as well as generous donors who have left lasting gifts through their estate plans. To learn more about including the Paine in your estate plans, or for information about making deferred gifts that continue to provide income during your lifetime, please contact

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