Dear Friends,

The natural beauty created by the glaciers and rich vegetation which encircles this bucolic estate serves as the backdrop for our well preserved, inspirational National Historic Landmark. Anyone who owns a home knows it must require constant care to preserve a great estate like Ten Chimneys. As we paint the exterior of the Cottage or repair the stone pathways, Alfred and Lynn's country living inspired us at every turn, providing many inspiring warm opportunities for us and our guests to enjoy the estate as the Lunts did. The preservation and programming at Ten Chimneys is authentic and stands as a testament to the core values of not only the Lunts, but what many of us aspire and appreciate from the era of the past.

We welcomed guests for our fifth annual All Access Day. This event is held the first weekend of August when the estate is open to the public and guests have the opportunity to swim in the pool, picnic on the grounds, listen to live music and tour Ten Chimneys at their leisure. A highlight this year featured a Fashion Show in conjunction with Von Maur and Mount Mary University, as well as a Fashion Presentation featuring the fashions of Lynn Fontanne loaned to Ten Chimneys by Mount Mary University which were also shown throughout the buildings on the Estate during the our tour season.

Ten Chimneys has garnered national recognition for the estate and all it represents. In 2018, we welcomed Stephen McKinley Henderson for our tenth successful Lunt-Fontanne Fellowship Program. Mr. Henderson led actors through "fortifying yourself with justified reality (knowing the play deeply from your character's perspective, serving the play)". This continues to be a premier program for theater actors. A Lunt-Fontanne Fellows distinction has enhanced casting opportunities for many.

While we are a year-round resource for theater, there are many additional outcomes we are proud of. The produce grown in Alfred's garden has been bountiful. It is with great pride we deliver needed produce and fresh eggs to the House of Peace in Milwaukee and the Mukwonago Food Pantry for children and their families. Additionally, we are committed to growing future theater audiences. In 2016, we held a High School Fellowship Program which provided unparalleled access and opportunity to youth and their families. And we are proud to continue the Design for Living Series, which captures the essence of how the Lunts lived their lives with grace and civility. We are equally excited about the various cabaret and theater performances we offer.

I invite you to provide a financial gift to Ten Chimneys. This national treasure is in our backyard and has received high accolades from theater and preservation communities, as well as noted individuals throughout the country. For many Ten Chimneys still stands as ground zero for American Theater and is a testament for the quality, dedication and craft for theater professionals. I am excited about the successes of our Fellows and the programming slated for the upcoming year. Stay tuned because Ten Chimneys is definitely the place in which you will want to invest. Most importantly, we are dedicated to ensuring that your philanthropy yields positive results. 

I deeply thank you for your kind and timely consideration of a thoughtful financial gift toward Ten Chimneys future.


Randy Bryant
President & CEO
PH: (262) 968-4161 ext. 206

P.S.  Please contact me if you would like to know more about the work we do.  I enjoy talking about this extraordinary resource for theatre, the arts, and the art of living.

Annual Giving Opportunities

$50 - A “Grand Entrance in the Arrival Hall” Donor

$250 - A “Brunch with Helen Hayes on the Garden Terrace” Donor

$500 - A “Game of Hearts with Larry Olivier in the Library” Donor

$1,500 - A “Chat with Kate Hepburn in the Flirtation Room” Donor

$5,000 - A “Song with Noël Coward in the Drawing Room” Donor

$10,000+ - A “Dinner with Lynn and Alfred in the Dining Room” Donor

Ten Chimneys Foundation, Inc.
PO Box 225, Genesee Depot, WI 53127
(262) 968-4161 phone, (262) 968-4267 fax
501©3 Non-Profit Organization
Tax ID #: 39-1862290

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Ten Chimneys recognizes all donors in annual recognition materials and/or displays. Donors have the option to give anonymously. If they choose to do so, their name(s) are replaced by the word “anonymous” in all donor recognition.  Ten Chimneys does not sell or exchange lists of donors, their contact information, and/or giving details.  If you have any questions, or would like to add, update, or restrict your personal information, please contact us.

What is Ten Chimneys?

Ten Chimneys, the estate lovingly created by theatre legends Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne, is open to the public as a world-class house museum with a progressive mission to serve the arts.

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