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
20 W. 64th Street, Apt 30N
New York, New York 10023
*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 August 31, 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, supporters have contributed up to $49; and stalwarts are recurring donors who have arranged to contribute to Persimmon Tree automatically every month. 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.
Sponsors ($100 or more)
Schwartz Family Fund
Sustainers ($50 to $99)
Carolyn Lee Arnold
Susan Love Brown
Mary Ellen Capek
Sylvia Ramos Cruz
Ann F Stanford
Supporters (Up to $50)
Dori AppelGail Arnoff
Elga Antonsen Brown
Lynn C Miller
Elaine G. Schwartz
Jamie Lyn Weaver
Stalwarts (monthly recurring donations)