Our Donations Policy


Persimmon Tree’s mission is to bring the creativity and talent of women over sixty to a wide audience of readers of all ages. We are looking for work that reveals rich experience and a variety of perspectives. Each issue of the magazine will include several fiction and nonfiction pieces, poetry by one or more poets, and the work of one or more visual artists. The magazine is published quarterly, in association with Mills College.

We at Persimmon Tree are dedicated to bringing you creative fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and art from women over sixty.

Our commitment comes from seeing too many excellent older women writers and artists ignored or disregarded. We live in a youth-oriented society that fails to validate, much less venerate, these women’s talent and skill. Yet they have so much to offer. Decades of life experience have prepared them to speak to the largest questions, and they know how to do this in a multiplicity of ways.

Persimmon Tree wants to make older women’s work available to all ages.

The task is huge. Those of us who are doing it are volunteers, except for our web staff. The editor puts in very long hours, as do the contributing editors. Creating a magazine takes a lot of time and money.

We’re deeply committed—but you can help, too.
Consider sending a donation.
No amount is too small; everything will be very much appreciated.
If you wish to, you can designate your donation in honor of or in memory of an individual.
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2. If you would prefer to contribute by check, you can do so by making out your check to Persimmon Tree and mailing it to

Jean Zorn
Persimmon Tree
399 E 72nd Street Apt 18C
New York, New York 10021


*Persimmon Tree is a tax exempt charitable organization, pursuant to IRC Section 501(c)(3). Persimmon Tree is also a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. All contributions to Persimmon Tree, whether made by check directly to Persimmon Tree or by credit card via Fractured Atlas, are tax-deductible to the fullest extent permitted by law. 

However you make your gift, and whatever its size, many thanks in helping to grow this persimmon tree!


Here is a list of the donations Persimmon Tree received from you, our very generous readers and supporters, from January 1, 2021, through June 15, 2021. We try to ensure that this list is as complete, up to date, and accurate as it can be, but if you see any mistakes in it, or if anyone’s name is missing, please let us know, and we’ll make a correction as soon as we can.

Sponsors have contributed $100 or more; sustainers have contributed from $50 to $99, and supporters have contributed up to $49. We are grateful to all our donors, no matter the size of your gift. It is only because of your generosity that Persimmon Tree is able to continue to highlight the talent and creativity of older women.


Marian Baldy
Lisa Boldt
Janet Brof
Sally Buffington
Kitty Cunningham
Catherine Flaherty
Marcia Freedman
Gail Gilliland
Adele Glimm
Melinda Halpert
Grace Harde
Rochelle Lefkowitz
Prudence Lev
Jacquelyn Marie
Lucy Marx
Marilyn Mazur
Margaret Mazzaferro
Ruth Minka
Elizabeth Mornin
Melanie Perish
Schwartz Family Fund
Adrienne Sciutto
Julia Spring
Beverly Stock
Mary Tilghman
April Vollmer


Carolyn Lee Arnold
Wendy Barker
Greta Berman
Patricia Boswell
Patricia Brawley
Lisa Braxton-Reid
Mary Ellen Capek
Myriam Chapman
Ann Chase
Susan Dworkin
Elana Dykewomon
Audrey Ferber
Walt Fujii
Bernard Goldschmidt
Eugenia Grohman
Robin Gross
Marjorie Hanft
Sally Hess
Cynthia Hogue
Ann Humphrey
Maj-Britt Johnson
Antoinette Kennedy
Claire Keyes
Sarah Kotchian
Marianne Kranz
Maureen Lahey
Rose Levinson
Catharine Lucas
Marylee MacDonald
Ronna Magy
Martha Mendelsohn
Heidi Messner
Joan Moritz
Mary Mullen
Nancy Piore
Sylvia Ramos Cruz
Kathleen Robinson
Susan Roche
Paula Rudnick
Kathleen Sampson
Susan Schoch
Deborah Shepherd
Ann F Stanford
Patricia Sullivan
Anne-Marie Sutton
Mary Thomas
windflower Townley
Norma Tucker
Mardi Tuminaro
Mary Waters
Ellen Wiener
Renee Winter
Carol Wright


Liz Abrams-Morley
Gail Arnoff
Sing Baker
Lois Barr
Margo Berdeshevsky
Carol Biederman
Alice Bloch
Barbara Bolton
Paula Bonnell
Elga Antonsen Brown
Theresa Brown
Judith Carroll
Wendy Cleveland
Patty Cogen
Kathleen Corcoran
Nancy Corlis
Elaine Cory
Caroline Coyle
Malinda Crispin
Henrietta Dahlstrom
Marie Daniely
Lynne Davis
Louise Dolan
Mary Donaldson-Evans
Noma Edwards
Rosanne Ehrlich
Cynthia Elder
Judith Emilie
Rebecca Evans
Susan Florence
Gaye Gambell-Peterson
Nicolette Golding
Anita Gorman
Janet Harrison
Judi Hollis
Susan Huebner
Claire Kahane
Anne Kaier
Sharon Kennedy
Gurupreet Khalsa
Susan Koppelman
Pamela Kress-Dunn
Sue Leonard
Antonia Lewandowski
Yvonne Lorvan
Mardith Louisell
Carol Luther
Carol Marsh
Gretchen MacLachlan
Laurie McCray
Linda Melick
Lynn C Miller
Angie Minkin
Nancy Montague
Leslie Moore
Carol Nadell
Charlene Neely
Pietrina Pensabene
Stephanie Percival
Clorisa Phillips
Nancy Poling
Martina Reaves
Ellen Reichman
Bethany Reid
Lynne Reitman
Lois Rosen
Eleanor Rubin
Nan Rush
Marcia Rutan
Susan Sailer
Ruth Saxton
Carla Schick
Elaine G. Schwartz
Ursula Shepherd
Alice Simpson
S.L. Stevens
Carol Sunde
Eleanor Swent
Nina Tassi
Jamie Lyn Weaver
Judith Wells
Margaret Willey
Marty Williams
Nancy Wolitzer
Ellen Woods
Madelyn Young
Jean Zorn