Donate to The Peel Compton Foundation

Your donation to The Peel Compton Foundation supports education, public programming, habitat preservation, and general operations of the facilities and surrounding gardens.

Because of donations like yours, we can pass on our history, heritage, and provide an enduring legacy for visitors and local residents. This is an incredibly unique place for visitors to explore the living history of an era long gone and the lush, natural wonders of the Ozarks.

Lodged within our collective memory are the former homes of two of our most recognized citizens: noted attorney, legal representative of the Five Civilized Tribes, Congressman, Colonel Samuel Peel; and Dr. Neil Compton; a noted Bentonville physician, writer, photographer, founder of the Ozark Society, and most notably, the hero of our country’s first national river, the Buffalo National River.

The former home of Colonel Samuel W. Peel was gifted to The Foundation on January 30, 1992. After an extensive renovation, the home became The Peel Mansion Museum & Heritage Gardens. Subsequently, on May 4, 1995, The Peel Mansion Museum was placed on the National Register of Historical Places.

The Compton Gardens and Conference Center, formerly the home of the Neil Compton Family, was donated to The Foundation. In May 2005, the Compton Gardens and Conference Center were formally dedicated with the Gardens and Trail System, evolving to a free and open green space available to all.

Every gift makes an impact. And your gift keeps these historic landmarks alive. Please help us continue our mission of providing access to recreation and rich traditions in the natural beauty of NWA.

Where Your Donation Goes

Every gift makes an impact.

The Peel Mansion and Compton Gardens belong to anyone who calls Northwest Arkansas their home. Through the forward-thinking and vision displayed by the original board of The Peel House Foundation, now known as The Peel Compton Foundation, the public is able to enjoy free use of:

  • The Compton Gardens Trail System
  • Guided tours of The Peel Mansion Museum & Heritage Gardens
  • World-class mountain Biking at the Coler Mountain Bike Preserve
  • The native Ozark habitat as it’s being preserved
  • The Children’s Butterfly Garden–which offers free access to The Peel Mansion grounds

Your donation also helps with training our volunteers and inspiring community involvement.

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How to Donate

Without the continued support of our amazing donors, The Peel Compton Foundation could not fully serve our community or live up to its mission of providing access to recreation and rich traditions in the natural beauty of Northwest Arkansas. Please join our mission and donate to The Peel Compton Foundation. You may also send a check to 312 N. Main St. Bentonville, AR 72712. Donating a gift isn’t the only way to support the foundation, either. If you’re looking to get more involved, we’re always looking for dedicated volunteers.

The Peel Compton Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. As a nonprofit we rely on gifts from friends, clubs, and corporations to provide the support that ensures future growth and programming for our community. You can make a contribution to The Peel Compton Foundation in any of the following ways: check, credit card, or online gift. Gifts of stock and appreciated securities are also another way to give.

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Many employers offer matching gift programs that can double or triple your contribution. Contact your benefits office for a matching gift form. Matching gifts are a great way to spread the word about the foundation and provide a sense of connectivity to your company and the foundation itself.

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The Peel Compton Foundation is always honored when someone chooses to show tribute to a friend or family member through a donation. The Foundation uses these gifts as unrestricted funds for garden improvements. Honorary gifts can be made online or by check. If you choose to donate by check please mail to 312 N. Main St., Bentonville, AR 72712.

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A letter from our Executive Director Debra Layton