Support the Ilan-Lael Foundation

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The Ilan-Lael Foundation is the caretaker of the vision and artistic legacy of James and Anne, and of their home, the architectural wonder Ilan-Lael.  Ilan-Lael — the place, and Ilan-lael, the spirit —were brought to life by the Hubbell family who lived and created in this space for 60 years.  The value they placed on creativity has inspired countless others to discover their own resourcefulness, and put it to work creating a more humane and harmonious world.  This is the Hubbell’s legacy, and the Ilan-Lael Foundation’s mission.  Help us ensure that we continue to inspire people for generations to come.  Your financial support is vital to our work.  The world is an interesting and immensely challenging place right now.  By deepening the connection between art, nature, and people, Ilan-Lael will be part of the solution.





  • TRIBUTE & MEMORIAL GIFTS are a popular way to make a thoughtful gift recognizing a friend or family member while supporting Ilan-Lael.
  • COMMEMORATIVE BRICKS for a gift of $500 or more you can add your name or a loved one’s to the Ilan-Lael Center’s donor courtyard.
  • COMMEMORATIVE TREES are a lasting, living gift ideal for celebrating life’s milestones like a birth, a new marriage, or the retirement.  A limited number of trees are available for a donation of $1000 each.
  • COMMEMORATIVE BENCHES can be purchased with a gift of $5,500. Benches are hand-crafted from local stone and engraved with a small naming plaque.
  • CIRCLE OF LIFE ADORNMENTS & MAJOR SPACES NAMING OPPORTUNITIES Gifts of $5000 or more are remembered at our donor sundial. Gifts of $10,000 or more will purchase one of the Center’s unique features; Hubbell doors, stained glass windows, mosaic murals, or fireplace treatments. Gifts of $25,000 or more will add your name to one of the Center’s five buildings: the Archive Room, Office Building, Meeting/Classroom, Courtyard, or Caretaker’s Cottage.
  • Thoughts from Jim Hubbell

    The world is an interesting and immensely challenging place right now, and one thing for certain is that we’re all in it together.

                           Can we and this place make a small difference? Can nature and art heal? Can we all take considerate steps toward
    understanding, respect of each other and appreciate our amazing differences?

    We are going to try with your friendship.

    If I have four years more or four days longer I do not seek to find out what Dostoevsky meant when he said “beauty can save the world” but what it means to our world and my life.

    We invite you to be a member of the Ilan-lael Foundation. Whatever you can give; it could be 50 cents, at least then we will know you are alive and with us or may just be curious as to whether we can pull off making the world a little more beautiful and respectiful.

    Thanks for being part of our family.

    Jim Hubbell





    Contact Us!
    By Email:  info@ilanlaelfoundation.org
    By Phone: 760-765-3427
    By Mail:     Ilan-Lael Foundation
    P.O. Box 1221, Julian, CA 92036