Thank you for considering a donation to the Solon Historical Society. The Solon Historical Society is a Section 501(c)(3) organization supported by donations, grants, membership dues, and program fees. Your contribution is tax deductible and will help support the mission of the Solon Historical Society & Museum. Your gift is greatly appreciated.

There are different ways you can donate:

1. Item Donations

We accept objects and photos that are Solon specific and help tell our collective history. The Collections Committee decides what meets this criteria and will help determine its monetary value with you for donation tax purposes. 

2. A monetary donation in an amount of your choice 

Click the link below for an electronic payment OR send a check to:
Solon Historical Society
c/o Solon City Hall
34200 Bainbridge Rd
Solon, Ohio

3. Legacy Giving 

Join our 1820 Legacy Circle! There are many wonderful options:

  • matching corporate gifts
  • gifts of stocks and bonds
  • annuities
  • real estate

Your gift may be at the level of a naming opportunity! An 1820 Legacy Circle Gift designated in your name can be for current use or establishing restricted funds for special purposes including (but not limited to):

  • Conservation of a specific Collection
  • Educational Programming
  • Scholarship Fund
  • Building Maintenance Reserve
  • Window Restoration with naming rights

4. Charitable IRA Rollover

Are you taking a required minimum distribution from your IRA this year? If you are age 70 ½ or older you can make a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) to the Solon Historical Society & Museum and reduce your taxes.

Benefits of a QCD:

  • Avoid taxes on transfers of up to $100,000 from your IRA to Solon Historical Society & Museum
  • Satisfy your Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) for the year
  • Reduce your taxable income, even if you do not itemize deductions

A qualified charitable distribution is a simple and easy way for you to use your IRA to help the Solon Historical Society & Museum’s efforts to discover, preserve, and share knowledge about the history of Solon and vicinity. You can help us achieve our goals all while also enjoying valuable tax savings. Contact us to learn more.