Individual Giving

In this challenging and unprecedented time, the Hudson River Museum is more committed than ever to our community.

We continue our work to build creativity and connection with our audiences, and we are moved by the thoughtfulness and caring that we are witnessing each day.

Donate to the Annual Fund

You can support the Museum by becoming a Member, renewing or upgrading your membership, and contributing to the Annual Fund, which provides much-needed general operating support during this critical time.

Please consider a tax-deductible donation in support of our mission to engage, inspire, and connect diverse communities through the power of the arts, sciences, and history.

In addition, we are offering special gift acknowledgments for donations at certain levels. See below for more details. Any amount makes a difference. Help keep the Museum and our community strong!


$250 — Be a Star of the Century

A Star of the Century is an uplifting way to ensure the HRM’s future. Name one for yourself or in honor of a friend or family member. They are wonderful tributes in honor of a loved one, or as a unique birthday or stellar anniversary present. We will prominently display your star with your names(s) as a handsome star-shaped plaque at the Museum and on our website.
Stars of the Century
Donate to the Annual Fund


$500 — Support the Preservation of Glenview

For the first time, the Museum has commissioned a stunning hand-painted ornament of Glenview, which will be offered as a special thank you to those who donate $500 or more to the HRM’s Friends of Glenview portion of the Annual Fund. Friends of Glenview is a new group dedicated to the celebration and preservation of this magnificent historic home. There are only 50 of these beautiful limited-edition keepsakes available; ornaments will be distributed in the order the donations are received.
Donate to the Annual Fund


$1,000 — Name a Planetarium Seat

We invite you to name a seat in our captivating HRM Planetarium to celebrate a loved one, honor a space enthusiast, or give a gift to the person who has (nearly) everything. This lasting tribute will help sustain our treasured Planetarium, the only public venue of its kind in Westchester County. Help us inspire new generations of stargazers, scientists—and future astronauts!

Each seat is adorned with a commemorative plaque for a period of three years, with the right of first refusal to renew. The engraving you select guarantees that your philanthropy will be a visible part of the Planetarium and our mission for years to come.
Donate to the Annual Fund


Corporate Matching

Double your support of the HRM with a Corporate Matching Gift. Check with your HR Department to see if your company matches charitable donations. If so, send a Matching Gift Form to Hudson River Museum, 511 Warburton Avenue, Yonkers, NY, 10701, or contact Nancy DeNatale.

Support the HRM through AmazonSmile

When shopping on Amazon, visit, and select the Hudson River Museum as your designated charity. The AmazonSmile Foundation will then donate 0.5% of your eligible purchases to the Museum. Consider bookmarking to make it easier to support the Hudson River Museum. Learn more here.

Donating Works of Art

Items of highest interest to the Museum are works by American artists and designers, as well as important historical items relevant to Yonkers and/or Westchester County history. Not all donations may be accepted by the Museum. Each offer is assessed on a case-by-case basis by the Museum’s Curatorial Department. If you would like to donate an item to the Museum, please email with images and as much information as possible about the item.

Planned Giving

You can leave a lasting legacy through a planned gift to the Hudson River Museum. By including the Museum in your estate plans, you are helping to ensure a vital and secure future for the Museum, and providing endless opportunities for engaging with art and science, inspiring visitors for generations to come, and making a meaningful impact on our community.

Making a planned gift—whether by including a bequest to the Museum in your will or by naming the HRM as the beneficiary of a charitable remainder trust, life insurance policy, or retirement fund—provides essential support for the Museum for years to come.

Many individuals have strengthened the Hudson River Museum with their own bequests, large and small. You too can contribute to the HRM by making your own planned gift.

For more information, please contact Samantha Hoover.