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Here are a number of ways you can support Villa Finale

Volunteering is fun and rewarding! Villa Finale offers a variety of Volunteer Staff positions.

Guide: Lead regular and special guided tours for visitors of all ages. Guides are required to complete and pass guide training.
Tour Assistants: Follow Guide-led tours of Villa Finale to provide extra security and assist guests with disabilities.

Tour Staff for self-guided tours: Assist visitors and answer questions as they tour Villa Finale’s first floor on their own.

Grounds: Assist Buildings and Grounds Manager with the general care and maintenance of gardens and buildings.

Collections: Help out our Manager of Collections and Interpretation with the cleaning and care of the house and collections. Collections volunteers must complete full guide training and work as Tour Staff before they may work as collections volunteers.

Event Staff: Want to volunteer but cannot commit to a regular time slot? This is the perfect position for you! Villa Finale frequently needs volunteers for weekend and evening programming.

Requirements:

  • All Volunteer Staff must attend an annual Safety and Security Overview. This is mandatory for all Volunteer Staff.
  • Villa Finale will host special Continuing Education sessions throughout the year which may be mandatory for some volunteer positions.
  • Some volunteer work areas may require additional training – training time and commitment levels vary for each individual work area.
  • All new volunteers must attend Volunteer Orientation.
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Each member of Villa Finale is a vital part of our mission to promote and support local historic preservation. Your gift directly contributes to our ability to deliver quality programming and preservation support to the San Antonio community.

As a proud member of Villa Finale, benefits you’ll receive benefits that include:

  • Discounted admission for general tours of Villa Finale (advanced reservations required)
  • Discounted purchases in the Museum Shop
  • Discounted rate on classes, workshops, and other programs
  • Email updates with Villa Finale news
  • Early purchase opportunities for special tours, workshops, performances, and activities for children
  • Admission into Villa Finale’s exclusive annual Members Retreat at the King William Fair and other members only programming
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Friends of Villa Finale

$100

  • Admission to our exclusive “Friends” events: Fiesta! members-only retreat at the King William Fair & Parade, and to Chill Out at the Villa and Merry Friendsmas receptions
  • Free admission for Friend to general tours of Villa Finale (advance reservation required) and to one programming event of your choice in 2019, with advance reservation
  • Free admission for Friend to general tours of the Edward Steves Homestead and discounted admission to Steves Homestead programming events
  • Two guest passes to general tours of Villa Finale, with advance reservation
  • Two guest passes to general tours of the Edward Steves Homestead
  • Discounted rate on classes, workshops, and other programs (advance reservation required), and purchases in the Museum Shop
  • Monthly e-newsletter with program updates and Villa Finale news
  • Membership in the National Trust for Historic Preservation

Couple of Friends of Villa Finale

$150

Includes all of the benefits of “Friend of Villa Finale” membership for two.


Contributing Friend of Villa Finale

$250

Includes all of the benefits of “Friend of Villa Finale” membership, plus the following:

  • Two additional guest passes to general tours of Villa Finale, with advance reservation
  • Two additional guest passes to general tours of the Edward Steves Homestead

Supporting Friend of Villa Finale

$500

Includes all of the benefits of “Friend of Villa Finale” membership, plus the following:

  • Four additional guest passes to general tours of Villa Finale, with advance reservation
  • Four additional guest passes to general tours of the Edward Steves Homestead

Sustaining Friend of Villa Finale

$1,000

Includes all of the benefits of “Friend of Villa Finale” membership, plus the following:

  • Six additional guest passes to general tours of Villa Finale, with advance reservation
  • Six additional guest passes to general tours of the Edward Steves Homestead

Patron Friend of Villa Finale

$2,500

Includes all of the benefits of “Friend of Villa Finale” membership, plus the following:

  • Six additional guest passes to general tours of Villa Finale, with advance reservation
  • Six additional guest passes to general tours of the Edward Steves Homestead
  • Two Party admissions to the bi-annual gala honoring the Walter Nold Mathis Preservation Award Recipient
  • Private “Behind-the-Scenes” tour with Villa Finale’s Manager of Collections for eight participants, with advance reservation
  • Private “Root Cellar to Rafters” tour of the Edward Steves Homestead with Villa Finale staff for eight participants, with advance reservation

Benefactor Friend of Villa Finale

$5,000

Includes all of the benefits of “Friend of Villa Finale” membership, plus the following:

  • Eight additional guest passes to general tours of Villa Finale, with advance reservation
  • Eight additional guest passes to general tours of the Edward Steves Homestead
  • Four Party admissions to the bi-annual gala honoring the Walter Nold Mathis Preservation Award Recipient
  • Private “Behind-the-Scenes” champagne tour with Villa Finale’s Executive Director for ten participants, with advance reservation
  • Private “Root Cellar to Rafters” tour of the Edward Steves Homestead with Villa Finale’s Executive Director for ten participants, with advance reservation

Steward Friend of Villa Finale

$10,000

Includes all of the benefits of “Friend of Villa Finale” membership, plus the following:

  • Unlimited guest passes to general tours of Villa Finale, with advance reservation and availability
  • Unlimited guest passes to general tours of the Edward Steves Homestead
  • Sponsor table for ten at the bi-annual gala honoring the Walter Nold Mathis Preservation Award Recipient
  • Private “Behind-the-Scenes” tour and champagne reception with Villa Finale’s Executive Director for twelve participants, with advance reservation
  • Private “Root Cellar to Rafters” tour of the Edward Steves Homestead with Villa Finale’s Executive Director for twelve participants, with advance reservation

Philanthropist Friend of Villa Finale

$25,000

Includes all of the benefits of “Friend of Villa Finale” membership, plus the following:

  • Unlimited guest passes to general tours of Villa Finale, with advance reservation and availability
  • Unlimited guest passes to general tours of the Edward Steves Homestead
  • Two sponsor tables for ten at the bi-annual gala honoring the Walter Nold Mathis Preservation Award Recipient / or catered dinner for ten at beautiful Villa Finale
  • Private “Behind-the-Scenes” tour and champagne reception with Villa Finale’s Executive Director for twelve participants, with advance reservation
  • Private “Root Cellar to Rafters” tour of the Edward Steves Homestead with Villa Finale’s Executive Director for twelve participants, with advance reservation
  • Complimentary use of Villa Finale’s gardens for a private event of up to 150 guests (with advance reservation)

Would you like your name or business name associated with Villa Finale’s programs and events? We offer a variety of sponsorship opportunities at different levels. Whether it be a financial or in-kind donation, you can help bring quality programming and events to the community and have your name added to our marketing as a sponsor.

  • Sponsor repair of machines for demonstration during our popular Music for Your Eyes tour
  • Include your name as a donor or collaborator (financial or in-kind) for one of our special events or programs
  • Sponsor musical entertainment for our Isn’t It Romantic? Valentine’s Day concert and future parlor concerts inside the house
  • Sponsor the restoration of paintings and other items in the collection
  • Help to purchase seasonal plants and flowers for Villa Finale’s gardens
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