Sustain Your Cottage

Remember your home-away-from-home when you were in residence?

A cottage of one’s own is integral to the Hedgebrook experience, and it connects all the women who have called that cottage home. Whether it was for two weeks or two months, your cottage kept you dry, warm, and safe. She held you, nurtured you, inspired your work, shared your laughter and your tears. She supported you, as well as the writers who came before and since your residency.

Now we’re asking you to return the favor. Gifts from alumnae will help underwrite the costs of maintaining the cottages: cleanings between residencies; replacing and updating furniture, dishes and linens; new roofs; fixing occasional leaks, bumps and breaks.

A gift of any size sends the message that you are committed to your cottage being home to many writers to come.

In recognition of the tremendous impact alumnae giving has on the future of Hedgebrook and on the mission to achieve Equal Voice, Nancy Nordhoff has offered a match of $2 for every $1 donated over $10,000 per cottage!

We’ll keep you updated as we make progress and let you know the impact your support has on the other writers who stay in your cottage. We invite you to monitor the progress of the overall money raised in the main cottage thermometer image to the right. You can also see how much your specific cottage has raised in the graphics below.

Will you join your sister alums and make a gift to sustain your cottage?

Cottage Campaign

   Special Thanks to Alumna Roberta Gregory for the illustrations.

Cedar Cottage

Total Giving: $

Average Gift Size: $

Number of Alums Contributing:

$ Allocated from Meadowhouse: $

Fir Cottage

Total Giving: $

Average Gift Size: $

Number of Alums Contributing:

$ Allocated from Meadowhouse: $

Oak Cottage

Total Giving: $

Average Gift Size: $

Number of Alums Contributing:

$ Allocated from Meadowhouse: $

Owl Cottage

Total Giving: $

Average Gift Size: $

Number of Alums Contributing:

$ Allocated from Meadowhouse: $

Waterfall Cottage

Total Giving: $

Average Gift Size: $

Number of Alums Contributing:

$ Allocated from Meadowhouse: $

Willow Cottage

Total Giving: $

Average Gift Size: $

Number of Alums Contributing:

$ Allocated from Meadowhouse: $

*Gifts made by alumnae who have stayed in Meadowhouse are distributed equally among all cottages.