Support Preservation Delaware

Preservation Delaware offers several funds and membership levels. Please read through the following descriptions listed below. We hope that you’ll choose to become a member or donate today and help support our preservation efforts in Delaware. 

To become or renew a membership and donate via our online portal, please click the buttons below. If you'd prefer to mail us a check or money order, please send to

Preservation Delaware, Inc
PO Box 355
Lewes, DE  19958

or call us at 302-322-7100


Student - $10

Individual - $25

Household - $45

Preservation Donor - $100

Preservation Patron - $250

Cornerstone - $500

Keystone - $1,000

Members receive a welcome gift, our monthly e-newsletter, have access to our online workshops, and exclusive access to our Annual Conference recording on our YouTube channel.

Other Ways to Give

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Legal Defense of Historic Resources Fund

Advocacy is, and will always be, the core of Preservation Delaware, Inc.’s mission. Each year we grow increasingly concerned and alarmed by the relentless loss of historic buildings and cultural heritage sites in the First State.

Most recently, we have taken a strong and vocal stance against the demolition of the Houston House and its outbuildings, along with the subdivision of the surrounding five acres into lots. By setting aside the legally binding record plan, drawn up to protect this historically significant site, New Castle County government officials will effectively erode hard-won protections for all of Delaware’s historic resources.

We must fight this dangerous precedent—as well as those to come.

To ensure that we have the financial resources to avoid upcoming threats, PDI has established the Legal Defense of Historic Resources Fund, with a goal of raising an initial $10,000. These funds will allow us to mobilize quickly, conduct research, and engage legal experts to defend against this and future actions.

Time is of the essence—once these sites are destroyed, we can never get them back. We urge you to support our vital fundraising effort by making a donation today.

Thank you for your contribution of any amount—small or large—and for standing with us as we fight for our invaluable heritage.

Donations to directly support legal efforts by PDI can be sent to:
Preservation Delaware, Inc.
PO Box 355
Lewes, DE 19958
Memo: Legal Defense Fund

Endowment Fund

Preservation Delaware General Endowment Fund

You can also support Preservation Delaware with a donation or planned gift to our endowment fund held at the Delaware Community Foundation.  Proceeds from this investment account support programs and operations of the organization.

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