How to Help

The Duke Mansion is now protected as a nonprofit with all proceeds being used to preserve and protect this community treasure. The Mansion will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2015 and is one of Charlotte’s landmark homes.

Supporters and guests of The Duke Mansion are dedicated to providing critical resources to help ensure that this home and all of the important history it represents remain a part of Charlotte for generations to come.

Annual Support

There are two membership groups that provide critical support to The Duke Mansion and the other part of our nonprofit organization, The Lee Institute. The Lee Institute is the active programming arm of the combined nonprofit. To learn more about the important and innovative work of The Lee Institute, click here.

The Colonnade Society

Founded in 2000, this group of generous supporters provide the foundation of all giving by investing $2,500 or more on an annual basis to protect The Duke Mansion for generations to come and ensure the development of leaders for the future through The Lee Institute. Click the PDF below for more about the benefits of being a member of the Colonnade Society.


The Preservation Society

The mission of the Preservation Society is to sustain, protect and serve as ambassadors for The Duke Mansion, a historical landmark, providing critical financial resources for its preservation while enjoying fellowship and friendship. Membership levels are $550, $750 and $1,000. The members of the Preservation Society organize the annual fundraiser for The Duke Mansion on October 28, 2016, join us for annual fundraiser.  

Click the PDF below for more about the benefits of being a member of the Preservation Society.


100th Anniversary Campaign

Our 100th Anniversary Campaign of $5 million is focused on a set of important investments to be made now and an increase in our endowment to be prepared to meet the challenges in preserving and protecting The Duke Mansion in the future. Please contact Pat Martin to learn more.

Make an Online Donatation HERE 

Financial information about this organization and a copy of its license are available from the State Solicitation Licensing Branch at 919-807-2214. The license is not an endorsement by the State.