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We need your help to save Wright.

The Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, was created to facilitate the preservation and maintenance of the remaining structures designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. The Conservancy owns no Wright buildings but works to protect them all. Since its formation in 1989, the Conservancy has led efforts to save many Wright structures that otherwise would have been lost forever.

Our work depends on the generous contributions of our members and donors.

The Conservancy is a partnership open to anyone interested in Wright—Wright homeowners, staff and volunteers at Wright house museums, architects, scholars, preservationists and anyone who appreciates lasting architecture and design. By donating to the Conservancy, you can play an immediate role in one of the most critical architectural preservation efforts of our time—the fight to save Wright.

Donate online below, by printing out and mailing a donation form or by calling the office at 312.663.5500.

Areas of Giving

Membership

Join the Conservancy as a member to support our mission and receive member benefits including discounted event tickets, our magazine SaveWright mailed to your home and more!


Annual Giving

Annual giving donations, including end-of-year donations, are directed to the general operations of the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy.


John G. Thorpe Young Professionals and Students Fellowship

This Fellowship was established in 2016 to honor John Garrett Thorpe, prominent restoration architect and longtime Conservancy board member. Young professionals in the first five years of their careers in architecture or historic preservation and graduate students in architecture or historic preservation (full-time or part-time) currently enrolled at the time of application are eligible to apply for a fellowship. Recipients receive one regular general conference registration to attend the Conservancy’s annual conference and Conservancy membership.

2016 John Thorpe Fellows Suzan Ozcelik and Matthew Palmquist (far left and far right) with Keepers Preservation Fellow Arianna Urban and Conservancy Executive Director Janet Halstead
Photo by Mark Hertzberg

2017 Conservancy fellows Emily Butler, Catherine Deacon and Christopher Locke
Photo (c) Mark Hertzberg

From left: Kathleen Thorpe and Tom Thorpe with 2016 Thorpe Fellow Suzan Ozcelik
Photo by Mark Hertzberg

John Thorpe

Read: Honoring John Thorpe: A New Program for Young Professionals

Sponsorship

Sponsorship opportunities are available to support the Conservancy’s annual conference as well as ongoing corporate sponsorship. Download information on 2018 conference sponsorship and call the office at 312-663-5500 for more information on corporate sponsorship.

Representatives from SC Johnson, Major Partner of the 2015 annual conference
Photo (c) Mark Hertzberg

Legacy Circle

The Legacy Circle honors individuals and families who have demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to the mission of the Conservancy through a bequest, trust or other planned giving arrangement, or through a major gift to establish a specialized ongoing fund. The Conservancy also extends a special thank you to numerous committed individuals and families who have donated preservation easements on Wright houses or significant real property.

Read more information about The Legacy Circle. To become a Legacy Circle member, contact Executive Director Barbara Gordon (email or 312.663.5500).

Read: Why I Joined the Legacy Circle

Make a donation online

Please enter the amount you wish to donate, note area of giving in the comment field, and click the Donate button. You will be directed to a secure online payment system to complete your transaction. Donors will receive an acknowledgment letter for tax purposes. Thank you for your donation!