Continuing its history of philanthropy and supporting destinations, Tauck has provided $25,000 grants to both the Mark Twain House & Museum and the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center.
The grants follow the company’s announcement last fall that it would be including both locations on a revised tour of New England it has designed with filmmaker Ken Burns.
“Throughout our 88-year history, we’ve recognized the importance of ‘giving back’ to the places we visit on our journeys,” said Tauck President Jennifer Tombaugh. “The Mark Twain House & Museum and the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center feature prominently in our new ‘Hidden Gems of New England’ tour, and they’re both true cultural gems that are deserving of our support.”
The Tauck grants will be used to help fund an upcoming special exhibition highlighting the Gilded Age at the Mark Twain House & Museum, and to help underwrite a comprehensive redesign of the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center’s website.
Tauck notes it has a long history of supporting national parks, cultural sites and historic locations, ranging from Grand Teton National Park to Plimoth Plantation, and from Ellis Island to Boston’s Old North Church.
The company also promotes volunteerism among its employees, and with its guests through a National Parks program that has been honored by both the White House and the U.S. Interior Department.
Tauck’s Destination Grants program (through which the two grants announced today were awarded) is part of the company’s larger “World of Giving” corporate philanthropy initiative, Tauck notes.
The Destination Grants program funds efforts focusing on the conservation or cultural/historical preservation of places around the world where Tauck brings its guests. The grants are intended to enhance the places Tauck visits, show support for their communities, and make sure those places are available for future generations to experience, Tauck notes.
Tauck offers upscale guided travel, with nearly 100 land and cruise itineraries to some 70 countries and all seven continents. Visit www.tauck.com