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The Mather Homestead Foundation relies on its generous supporters to fund the ongoing operations of the Homestead as well as special projects related to preservation and beautification.  We also rely on our volunteers who generously offer their time - get involved!


The Mather Homestead Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.  All gifts to the Mather Homestead are considered tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Thank you to the McPherson Family!

The Mather Homestead Foundation thanks the McPherson family (descendants of the Mather Family) for their generous contribution of the Mather Homestead and its six acres of property in 2017, plus an additional acre of property in 2021, for the benefit of the Darien community.   


The family has maintained and preserved the Mather Homestead for over two and a half centuries.  Now, future generations will enjoy the homestead and be educated about its important place in Darien's rich history.    


Thank you to the Chilton Family!

The Mather Homestead Foundation thanks the Chilton family whose generous contributions have made possible the creation of the Mather Homestead Foundation in 2017, the building of the Elizabeth W. Chilton Education Center in 2020, the seeding of the new endowment in 2021 which will ensure the long time sustainability of the Mather Homestead, and the creation of the Stephen Tyng Mather exhibit in 2022. 


Thank you to The Darien Foundation!

The Darien Foundation proudly supports The Stephen Mather Foundation.  


"The Mather Homestead is a true town treasure and we are grateful for your Board's extraordinary vision and keen interest in making the rich history of the property available to local students and citizens."

 - Pam Dysenchuk, Executive Director, The Darien Foundation

Thank you to our Donors!

The Mather Homestead Foundation appreciates the support of the 600 donors who have supported us since inception in 2017.  We hope you will help us continue to "bring history to life!"    


Peter Kinsley painting of Mather Homestead
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