Support Us


The Harvard University Center at Villa I Tatti only exists thanks to the generosity of many benefactors, starting with Bernard Berenson who bequeathed his estate in Florence to his alma mater upon his death in 1959. I Tatti continues to rely heavily on generous contributions from individuals, foundations, and corporations, and we are very grateful to all those who understand the importance of the humanities and choose to foster Renaissance scholarship at our unique institution. 

  • Unrestricted gifts to our General Fund are vital and support our areas of greatest need. 
  • Both current use and endowed gifts can be earmarked for a specific fund, including our Fellowship program. 
  • I Tatti gratefully accepts special gifts such as those made through income-paying trusts, and bequests. 
  • Where appropriate, gifts of books and objects are gratefully accepted. 

  • Join the Amici dei Tatti, the generous and steadfast group of supporters who contribute to I Tatti annually. 
  • Amici dei Tatti membership begins at $600 per year
  • Members enjoy an exclusive program of special events, including invitations to concerts and special visits to museums and private collections in the United States and Italy
  • Read more or contact us 

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


Development Office
Villa I Tatti
Via di Vincigliata 26
50135 Florence

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...

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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.

Read more about Planned Giving and Bequests

Individual supporters make a vital contribution to our work. Please join them by giving generously to Villa I Tatti today.

Please contact us for more information. 


Villa I Tatti
Harvard University
124 Mount Auburn Street
Cambridge, MA 02138, USA

tel.: +1 617 495 8042



Villa I Tatti
Via di Vincigliata 22
50135 Florence, Italy

tel: +39 055 603 251

Gifts to I Tatti are made through Harvard University and are tax-deductible in the United States. You may qualify to have your company or firm match your gift to I Tatti. If this applies, please enclose the appropriate forms with your gift. Information about matching gift programs is available through your personnel or community relations department.