the gardens at the back of Duke Mansion

How to Help

Support our Nonprofit Organization

Duke Mansion is a nonprofit with proceeds being used to preserve and care for this community treasure.

Supporters and guests of 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. There are two membership groups that provide critical support to Duke Mansion and the other part of our nonprofit organization, Lee Institute. Lee Institute is a nonprofit partner helping public, grassroots and other nonprofit organizations and leaders dream big, operate strategically and accomplish worthy goals. To learn more about the important and innovative work of Lee Institute, click here.


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 Duke Mansion for generations to come and ensure the development of leaders for the future through The Lee Institute. Click the link below for more about the benefits of being a member of the Colonnade Society.


The mission of the Preservation Society is to sustain, protect and serve as ambassadors for Duke Mansion, a historical landmark, providing critical financial resources for its preservation while enjoying fellowship and friendship. Membership levels are $550, $750, $1,000 and $1,500.

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

Make an Online Donation

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.

Learn More About Duke Mansion