Volunteer and Support

The member houses of the Charms of Fairmount Park need dedicated volunteers & resources to maintain and preserve them for future generations.  Please consider how you might become involved as a trained guide for visitors and assist at special events.  Or perhaps you can give your time to assist with office tasks, marketing, social media, promotional needs or other special skills that you have to offer.

And, of course, financial tax-deductible donations to the houses are much appreciated and help to continue vital preservation and outreach programming efforts. 

We value the dedication of our volunteers and generous gifts from our donors. Thank You!


Contact each house to inquire about volunteer opportunities.

Each house accepts donations via individual stewardship organizations, noted below.   These organizations maintain 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with the tax form 990 filed annually with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Cedar Grove:  Museum memberships and donations can be made through the Philadelphia Museum of Art. There are many ways to make a tax-deductible donation to the Museum, and a variety of areas to which you may consider directing your gift. 

Laurel Hill: The organization Women for Greater Philadelphia serves to preserve Laurel Hill.  Donations can be made to: Women for Greater Philadelphia, 510 Walnut Street, 16th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19106, (215) 627-1770.                 

Lemon Hill:  The Friends of Lemon Hill are committed to preserving and restoring the mansion and grounds, and educating children and adults about the 19th century. Whether you are interested in art, architecture, early American history, or landscaping, an annual membership provides benefits and supports the house efforts.

Mount Pleasant: Museum memberships and donations can be made through the Philadelphia Museum of Art. There are many ways to make a tax-deductible donation to the Museum, and a variety of areas to which you may consider directing your gift. The

Sweetbriar

Strawberry Mansion: The Committee of 1926 acts as the steward of the house and are dedicated to the preservation of the history and heritage of Strawberry Mansion.  Donations can be made to: The Committee of 1926, 2450 Strawberry Mansion Drive, Philadelphia, PA 19132.

Woodford:  The Naomi Wood Trust manages the efforts to operate, educate, and preserve Woodford.  Donations can be made to:  Lawrence Berger, Trustee, The Naomi Wood Trust, Woodford, East Fairmount Park, 33rd & Dauphin Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19132.


Official registration details and financial information may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll-free, 1-800-732-0999.