Frequently Asked Questions

Planned Giving and Bequests

There are a number of ways to set up a charitable remainder trust or gift annuity that provide the donor with life income. These plans enable donors to make a meaningful gift to I Tatti while receiving significant income and tax benefits. 

Please contact I Tatti’s Cambridge office by phone at +1 617 495 8042 or by email for further information.

Gifts by bank wire/stock transfer

To transfer gifts by bank wire, please contact the Office of the Recording Secretary at +1 617 495 1750 to indicate the gift amount and its purpose (for example: to Villa I Tatti, for unrestricted use).

To make a gift of securities, please contact the Harvard Management Company at +1 866 845 6596 or security_gifts@hmc.harvard.edu.

Gifts by Credit Card

Give online or call the I Tatti office in Cambridge at +1 617 495 8042 and provide the following information:

  • Credit Card Provider
  • Amount of Gift
  • Name on Credit Card
  • Card Number
  • Cardholder’s Billing Address
  • Expiration Date on Credit Card
  • Security Code on Reverse of Card

Gifts by Check

Please make checks payable to “Harvard University/Villa I Tatti” and mail to:

Development Office
Villa I Tatti
Harvard University
124 Mt. Auburn St
Cambridge, MA 02138
USA

or   

Development Office
Villa I Tatti
Via di Vincigliata 26
50135 Florence
Italy

Please make a note on the check or in your cover note as to where you would like your gift credited (for example: to join/renew Amici dei Tatti membership (annual gifts of $600 and over), gift to the I Tatti General Fund, gift to the Berenson Library, etc.)

Geier

Group of photographic albums from the late 19th to the early 20th centuries collected by Paul and Gabriele Geier and bequeathed by the latter to Villa I Tatti.

Voli

Collection of photographic albums from the late 19th to the early 20th centuries, loose albumen prints, stereoscopic pictures, and two stereoscopic viewers from Giorgio Voli and his wife Elizabeth MacGillvray's, bequeathed by the latter to Harvard University.

Di Giampaolo

Study collection of the art historian Mario Di Giampaolo (1941-2008), with some 11,000 photographs, clippings and photocopies representing mostly Italian drawings.

Marchig

Collection of 1300 glass plates negatives and their related prints, documenting the work of Giannino Marchig (1897-1983), especially as a conservator, and showing paintings and sculptures in various stages of conservation. This archive came to Villa I Tatti through Fiorella Gioffredi Superbi, daughter of Geremia Gioffredi, Berenson’s estate manager, to whom Marchig entrusted his archive before leaving Italy for Switzerland. For a description of this collection click here.

Smyth

Photographs donated by former I Tatti director Craig Hugh Smyth (1915-2006). Smyth’s archive, including his study photographs, was recently donated by his heirs to Villa I Tatti, and is currently being processed.