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Membership & Donations

We are a member-based non-profit organization and we hope you will consider becoming a member or renewing your membership today! We are proud of the fact that throughout our history we have relied solely on the generosity of our supporters to accomplish our mission. We receive no federal or state funding.

Your membership is vital to our success. You are helping to protect and preserve the region’s architectural heritage by joining one of the area’s most respected organizations.

Membership levels

  • $25 Student/Young Professional
  • $50 Individual
  • $75 Family/Household
  • $100 Corporate/Personal Contributor
  • $150 Corporate/Personal Donor
  • $250 Corporate/Personal Patron
  • $500 Charlie & Betty Boney Circle
  • $1000 Thomas & Elizabeth Wright Circle
  • $2500 deRosset Circle

Join  OR   Renew

If you’d prefer to renew on paper, please stop by our office at 2011 Market Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 and ask Blair for a membership application. You can pay with cash, check or credit card. Please make checks payable to Historic Wilmington Foundation.

Are You A Preservation Professional?

Join HWF’s Preservation Resources Network! PRN is a special membership category for professionals who work in historic preservation.

Architects, contractors, designers, historians, realtors, appraisers and other preservationists use our network to reach customers. We frequently direct homeowners and owners of commercial buildings located in the historic districts to this list.

Contributions are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowable by law.

Please remember to include us in your company’s matching gift program, we will handle the paperwork.

Contact us if you would like to withhold your name from occasional mailing list exchanges with other local nonprofits or to contact us about how your business can be a partner with HWF.


The Historic Wilmington Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, and donations made to the Foundation are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of state and federal law.


Please call 910.762.2511 to discuss special giving opportunities and planned giving. 

Thank you for supporting the Historic Wilmington Foundation!