Support

The Mission of the Historic Oakland Foundation is to partner with the city of Atlanta to preserve, restore, enhance and share Oakland Cemetery with the public as an important cultural resource and an island of tranquility in the heart of the city.

As the guardians of Historic Oakland Cemetery, we want to engage as many people as possible in the protection and promotion of Atlanta’s most tangible link to the past. Donations of any amount will help ensure that this beautiful park is available for future generations to enjoy.

Please consider joining Historic Oakland Foundation at one of the suggested donation levels listed:

Individual ($45):

  • Free admission to regularly-scheduled tours*
  • 10% off purchases at Visitors Center & Museum Shop
  • Bi-monthly e-newsletter and bi-annual Oakland Herald printed newsletter
  • Advance ticket sales to HOF special events, including Capturing the Spirit of Oakland Halloween Tours
  • Discounted tickets to special programs such as “Love Stories of Oakland” and “Malts and Vaults of Oakland: Where Beer Meets History”
  • Expedited check-in and other members-only benefits at select HOF events
  • Invitations to exclusive Members Only Events

Grave Digger Young Professional ($50)
For Members ages 21-39

Grave Diggers is HOF’s newest membership level, designed to engage Atlanta’s young professionals in our shared history. Grave Digger members will have access to quarterly, exclusive GD-only events at Oakland Cemetery. Join us for unique opportunities such as a special edition of the popular “History, Mystery, and Mayhem” guided tour followed by beer and Atlanta trivia at a neighboring restaurant!

  • Full individual membership privileges for one
  • Invitations to exclusive Grave Diggers quarterly gatherings
  • Discounted entry to some of HOF’s signature events

Dual ($60):
Two adults (do not have to reside together) 

  • Free admission to regularly-scheduled tours*
  • 10% off purchases at Visitors Center & Museum Shop
  • Bi-monthly e-newsletter and bi-annual Oakland Herald printed newsletter
  • Advance ticket sales to HOF special events, including Capturing the Spirit of Oakland Halloween Tours
  • Discounted tickets to special programs such as “Love Stories of Oakland” and “Malts and Vaults of Oakland: Where Beer Meets History”
  • Expedited check-in and other members-only benefits at select HOF events
  • Invitations to exclusive Members Only Events

Family ($75):
Family of four from the same household (two adults/two children)

  • Free admission to regularly-scheduled tours*
  • 10% off purchases at Visitors Center & Museum Shop
  • Bi-monthly e-newsletter and bi-annual Oakland Herald printed newsletter
  • Advance ticket sales to HOF special events, including Capturing the Spirit of Oakland Halloween Tours
  • Discounted tickets to special programs such as “Love Stories of Oakland” and “Malts and Vaults of Oakland: Where Beer Meets History”
  • Discounted tickets to Young Historians Homeschool Program
  • Expedited check-in and other members-only benefits at select HOF events
  • Invitations to exclusive Members Only Events

Angels ($150):
Two adults (do not have to reside together) OR a family of four from the same household (two adults/two children)

  • Free admission to regularly-scheduled tours*
  • Two guest tour passes
  • 10% off purchases at Visitors Center & Museum Shop
  • 10% off private event rentals**
  • Bi-monthly e-newsletter and bi-annual Oakland Herald printed newsletter
  • Advance ticket sales to HOF special events, including Capturing the Spirit of Oakland Halloween Tours
  • Discounted tickets to special programs such as “Love Stories of Oakland” and “Malts and Vaults of Oakland: Where Beer Meets History”
  • Expedited check-in and other members-only benefits at select HOF events
  • Invitations to exclusive Members Only Events

Fountain Friends ($300):
Two adults (do not have to reside together) OR a family of four from the same household (two adults/two children)

  • Free admission to regularly-scheduled tours*
  • Four guest tour passes
  • 10% off purchases at Visitors Center & Museum Shop
  • 10% off private event rentals**
  • Bi-monthly e-newsletter and bi-annual Oakland Herald printed newsletter
  • Advance ticket sales to HOF special events, including Capturing the Spirit of Oakland Halloween Tours
  • Discounted tickets to special programs such as “Love Stories of Oakland” and “Malts and Vaults of Oakland: Where Beer Meets History”
  • Expedited check-in and other members-only benefits at select HOF events
  • Invitations to exclusive Members Only Events

Obelisk Overseer ($500):
Two adults (do not have to reside together) OR a family of four from the same household (two adults/two children)

  • Free admission to regularly-scheduled tours*
  • Six guest tour passes
  • 10% off purchases at Visitors Center & Museum Shop
  • 10% off private event rentals**
  • Bi-monthly e-newsletter and bi-annual Oakland Herald printed newsletter
  • Advance ticket sales to HOF special events, including Capturing the Spirit of Oakland Halloween Tours
  • Discounted tickets to special programs such as “Love Stories of Oakland” and “Malts and Vaults of Oakland: Where Beer Meets History”
  • Expedited check-in and other members-only benefits at select HOF events
  • Invitations to exclusive Members Only Events

Preservation Patron ($1,000)
Two adults (do not have to reside together) OR a family of four from the same household (two adults/two children)

  • Free admission to regularly-scheduled tours*
  • Eight guest tour passes
  • 10% off purchases at Visitors Center & Museum Shop
  • 20% off private event rentals**
  • Bi-monthly e-newsletter and Oakland Herald printed newsletter
  • Advance ticket sales to HOF special events, including Capturing the Spirit of Oakland Halloween Tours
  • Discounted tickets to special programs such as “Love Stories of Oakland” and “Malts and Vaults of Oakland: Where Beer Meets History”
  • Expedited check-in and other members-only benefits at select HOF events
  • Invitations to exclusive Members Only Events
  • Preservation Patrons are also automatically welcomed into The Bell Tower Society and receive those additional benefits including a private tour for up to six people led by HOF staff.

Historic Oakland Foundation membership payable by cash, check, or credit card. Contributions are tax deductible as allowable by law. For further questions please contact Laura Hennighausen, lhennighausen@oaklandcemetery.com or 404-688-2107.

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Other Ways to Give

You can make a donation in any denomination to Oakland Cemetery online or in person at the Visitors Center & Museum Shop at Oakland Cemetery’s Bell Tower.

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Stock
Gifts of stock, especially long-term appreciated stock, provide benefits to both Historic Oakland Foundation and you. The Foundation can put your funds to work immediately and you can:

  • Give appreciated assets and usually avoid tax on the gain
  • Receive the regular charitable income tax deduction if you itemize your taxes.
  • Claim a tax deduction for the full market value (rather than the cost value) of your stock if you have owned the securities for more than one year.

Security Gifting Instructions
If you choose to make a gift of stock before the end of the year, please begin this process by December 15.

Historic Oakland Tax ID – #58-1276032

Wiring securities, unlike wiring money, is not instantaneous. Please allow several days for the transaction to take place due to the large amount of transfer requests received at year end.

Please let us know that the VALUE OF THE GIFT FOR TAX PURPOSES is determined by the date upon which the securities are deposited into Historic Oakland’s account.

In order to initiate a transfer, donors should contact David Moore by phone (404) 688-2107 or e-mail dmoore@oaklandcemetery.com prior to this transfer and advise on the security name and quantity of shares being transferred. All Assets are custodian at the Bank of New York and securities can be sent to the instructions below via DTC/electronic transfer:

Bank of New York
Beneficiary is Pershing, LLC (account #890-051235-5)
DTC #0443
For further credit to Historic Oakland Foundation Inc.
For further credit to account #QW4-011500

Gift Matching
If your company participates in a matching gift program, consider applying your donation to Historic Oakland Foundation. Check with your company’s human resources department to see if your company matches donations.  

In-Kind Donations
Historic Oakland Foundation accepts select gifts in-kind. Please see our Wish List for any items that you can donate to Oakland Cemetery.