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Why We Give

Robert RitchieCelebrating 30 Years of the Arabella and Henry Huntington Heritage Society
See why our Heritage Society Members, including Dr. Robert “Roy” Ritchie, hold The Huntington close to their hearts by including the institution in their farsighted estate plans. More

Joe BarattaA Place of Inspiration and Joy
While the past two years have been a challenge for all of us, The Huntington gracefully faced the demands brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, and enabled visitors to feel safe and welcome. More

Joe BarattaA Part of My Life and Legacy
Joe Baratta grew up with The Huntington in his backyard, and it has remained a meaningful place throughout his life. One day, The Huntington’s future will benefit from his legacy gift. More

Paulette ToumazosTreasuring our Huntington Memories
Paulette Toumazos shares why she and her husband hold The Huntington close to their heart and decided to help grow its future. More

Bill Kleese and Hal SnyderA Shared Love of Gardens
My late partner Hal Snyder and I have been members of the Arabella and Henry Huntington Heritage Society for over 20 years. More

Eric IdleComedy, History, and Legacy: A Gift for The Huntington
Monty Python's Eric Idle calls The Huntington "the easiest place in the world to adore." Amazed by its collections, he felt inspired to give what will one day be called The Eric Idle Archive for visitors to enjoy for generations to come. More

The M.E. Purnell familyBuilding on a Legacy of Giving
M.E. Purnell began her journey with The Huntington thanks to her grandparents. Today, she is building on their legacy by sharing The Huntington with others in more ways than one. More

Timothy La VoveGladly Giving to Our Shared Inheritance
Timothy La Vove is providing a legacy of support for The Huntington by including us in his estate plan. More

Suki NaxFor the Love of Orchids
"My late husband, David Nax, and I met as American Orchid Society (AOS) judges and traveled together to judge orchid exhibits. In 1998, we went to the AOS show at The Huntington where we met Jim Folsom, Director of the Botanical Gardens, to show him a selection of gold orchids." More

Tania N. NorrisPhilanthropy in Bloom
The chance to participate in a botanical art class presented itself about 18 years ago at the Virginia Robinson Gardens, Beverly Hills. I remember thinking, "Painting flowers should be fun." More

John and Julie QuinnRemarkable Joy in Supporting a Place We Love
John and Julie Quinn say every experience they have had with The Huntington has brought them joy, including their recent gift estate gift. More

Nowland HongEntrusting The Huntington With Our Father's Legacy
Y.C. Hong's legal papers and family ephemera are now a part of The Huntington's collection. More

Nan RaeThe Huntington's Gift to Us
I've become convinced that everyone has a unique purpose that only they can fulfill. I found mine, in large part, some 20 years ago when James Folsom, Telleen/Jorgensen Director of the Botanical Gardens, asked me if I'd like to teach my brush painting classes at The Huntington. More

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