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Our Mission

The mission of the Andrew Jackson Foundation is to preserve the home of President Andrew Jackson, The Hermitage, create educational opportunities, and inspire citizenship through learning about his life and unique impact on American history.

About Us

Established in 1889, the Andrew Jackson Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing the public’s understanding of the complex life and times of Andrew Jackson, discussing the relationship to events of today, and inspiring citizenship and pride in our nation. The Andrew Jackson Foundation endeavors to accomplish this through preservation,- interpretation, exhibition, education, research, and publication.

We rely on your generous philanthropic contributions. We receive no on-going state or federal support for operations.

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Ways You Can Help

 Annual Fund – Area of Greatest Need

A Class of Students Poses in Character at The Hermitage on a Field TripGifts designated for the Annual Fund are vital to the fiscal well-being of our institution and provide for growth in education, preservation, and public program opportunities.

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Acanthus Society

Acanthus SocietyThe Acanthus Society is a giving circle of a steadfast donor whose annual gifts total $2,000 or more each year. In recognition of their generosity, Society members receive invitations to special events and programs throughout the year. Additionally, Acanthus Society members receive one complimentary Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage membership.

Corporate Sponsorship

give hermitage sponsorshipThe Andrew Jackson Foundation understands the many roles that businesses have in the Middle Tennessee area, from building relationships with clients to improving the quality of life for our community members. We offer a wide variety of opportunities for your business to be engaged that can be tailored to meet your corporate needs and philosophy. To learn more, contact our Development Office at 615-889-2941 – extension 240.


give to the hermitageEndowment income provides critical long-term financial stability for the Foundation. The Andrew Jackson Foundation’s endowment ensures support for the organization not just for one year, or even one generation, but in perpetuity. Gifts to the endowment can be made with cash, securities, real estate or through a bequest.  Make a gift that ensure the future.


Planned Giving

give to the hermitageYour charitable bequest or other planned gift to the Andrew Jackson Foundation can make a significant impact by helping to ensure that our mission will thrive far into the future. Gifts of all sizes make it possible for the Foundation to build financial strength and maintain our tradition of excellence and community service for generations to come. If you are passionate about Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage, please consider making a gift for the future by including us in your will or estate plans. For more information, please contact the Development Office at 615-889-2941 ext. 201. 

Orientation Film Project

Portrait of Andrew JacksonThe Andrew Jackson Foundation is raising funds for a new introductory film for its Andrew Jackson Center theatre. The fifteen minutes film will set the stage for a rich, fulfilling visit. It will be inspirational in tone and content and will introduce the Jacksonian Era. Additionally, the film will explore Andrew Jackson’s complex life and career including his role as “The People’s President.” The film will also discuss The Hermitage as Jackson’s home and farm and his attachment to it and in the process, introduce the residents – free and enslaved — of the Hermitage plantation. The new production will launch as part of Andrew Jackson’s 250th Birthday Celebration on March 15, 2017.

This new creative endeavor will inspire our visitors for years to come and will provide them with a comprehensive picture of President Jackson, his life, and legacy. We invite you to join us on this journey as a guardian of our glorious past and an investor in our future.