The Hamilton Club Charitable Foundation was established to promote art education and historic preservation in the region.

The Foundation, a public charity organized under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, furthers the following charitable purposes:
  • Acquisition and preservation of significant works of art, books and decorative arts. These works will be displayed to the public through various methods, which may include tour groups, outreach presentations and collaboration with major art exhibitions promoting art education in the region.
  • Maintenance and restoration of the exterior of the historic Clubhouse. The Clubhouse is a recognized Historic Preservation Trust Site of Lancaster County. Built in 1890 as a private residence for Catherine Haldeman Long, of the philanthropic and prominent Long Family, the Building is cited as the earliest domestic example of the "Chateauesque" style in Lancaster County. The Hamilton Club purchased the historic Mansion house in 1912 and, since that time, the Hamilton Club has continuously occupied the historic Mansion house which serves as its Clubhouse. The Building is prominently located in the heart of the City of Lancaster at the intersection of Duke and Orange Streets and within the Lancaster City Historic District (National Register of Historic Places Reference Numbers: 01000956, 83004219, and 84003435). Maintenance of its exterior promotes historic preservation in the region and preserves a unique and iconic fixture in historic Downtown Lancaster's landscape.

It is the goal of the Foundation to share, through appropriate outreach and venues, the many historic and beautiful treasures of the Hamilton Club with the public.

All activities of the Foundation are conducted by staff of the Hamilton Club and volunteers from the Hamilton Club membership.

For more information about the Hamilton Club Charitable Foundation, please call General Manager Patrick J. Casey at 717-397-6296, or email

If you are interested in contributing to the Hamilton Club Charitable Foundation, mail a check payable to the Hamilton Club Charitable Foundation. Indicate whether your donation is designated for a specific purpose above, or is to be added to the general fund. Also, please inform us if your contribution is being made in honor or in memory of someone. Finally, if you wish to remain anonymous, please advise us of that as well. Please send your contribution, with a letter, to:

Hamilton Club Charitable Foundation
Stephanie Groff, Accounting
106 East Orange Street
Lancaster, PA  17602-2882