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.
1. Click here to pay with a credit card
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
1600 S.E. 15th St
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
*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 2020 through February 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 $99. 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.
Five Partners Foundation
Heidi Messner, in honor of Nancy Kline
Niomi Rohn Phillips
Schwartz Family Fund
Barbara Kreader Skalindar
Lalita Noronha Biob
Adrianne Borgia, in memory of my mother, Elizabeth Borgia
Jane D. Choate
Gloria DeVidas Kirchheimer, in memory of Nelly Burlingham
Naris Montes, in memory of a wonderful poet, Bonnie L. Johnson
Mary Kate Owens
Alice Campbell Romano
Mary Ann Savage
Ruth Saxton, in memory of Jane Schoch Basey
Elizabeth Kirckpatrick Vrenios
Judith Myers Avis
Subhaga Crystal Bacon
Lisa Michael Boldt
Barbara McGillicuddy Bolton
Mary J. Breen
Wendy T. Carlisle
Roslyn Tanner Evans
Jo Ann Hoffman
Susan Gene McCartney
Mary K. O’Melveny
Susan Shaw Sailer
S. L. Stevens
Memye Curtis Tucker
Ellen Hunter Ulken
R. M. Yager