Celebrate and preserve Scottish history, heritage, culture and customs, from the Isle of Skye in Scotland’s Highlands to the four corners of earth and sea, where millions in the Scottish diaspora have traveled to and triumphed, over 9 centuries . . .
Through education, preservation, and celebration, empower individuals to study and live out Scottish heritage by awarding scholarships; enable museums, libraries, charitable and educational organizations to preserve Scottish history, heritage, culture and customs by awarding grants . . .
re you up to the challenge, the passion, and partnership of this vision and mission? As William Wallace once said, “Everyone dies, but not everyone lives,” and, “I have brought you to the ring, now dance if you can!” Dance a reel, play the pipes, quote Robbie Burns over a fine Highland Scotch, hike the Highland Way along breathtaking trails with a Border collie, enjoy the
blessed land where Robert the Bruce, William Wallace and countless others shed their blood for its freedom. Celebrate and preserve Scottish customs, culture, heritage and history through supporting Clan Donald Foundation.
The Right Honourable Godfrey James Macdonald, 8th Baron Macdonald of Sleat, and Lady Claire Macdonald, Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE).
llow us to now offer your own Personal Invitation from the 34th hereditary Chief of Clan Donald, who descends directly from the ancient Kings and Lords of the Isles – to celebrate and preserve Scottish history,
heritage. culture and customs through Clan Donald Foundation.
A charitable, not-for-profit corporation [IRS 501 (c)(3)], U.S. citizens can make tax deductible contributions to promote Scotland and Clan Donald through education and preservation. The Foundation empowers individuals to study Scottish heritage by awarding scholarships. CDF supports museums, libraries, charitable and educational organizations to preserve Scottish history, heritage, culture and customs by awarding grants. Through your support, others who share your passion for Scotland and things Scottish will have that same opportunity for centuries to come. As the living direct descendant of the ancient Kings and Lords of the Isles, I believe you can help extend the Clan Donald, Highlands, and Scotland legacy into another 1,000 years.
Lady Claire and I hereby invite you to participate in everything from the preservation of Armadale Castle and its incredible gardens, museum, libraries and educational organizations, to programs showcasing the significance of the Isle of Skye, the Highlands, and Scotland through and from those in royal courts to the grace and courage of our Native American Scot descendants.
My late father brought Clan Donald USA into existence, agreeing that it should be an extension of the clan in Scotland and not just another society. That spirit lives in me to this day as High Chief, a feeling extending to those living many thousands of miles from their original homeland, and millions more who share a love for Caledonia. In this invitation, I encourage your support and participation in the legacy of a clann (clan), teaghlach (family) which married Norse Viking and Scottish Celt in its inception, and whose legacy represents the best of the Highlands for 900 years.
Drawing strength of different ‘races, creeds and colors’ from our very inception, we welcome your support of that commitment, vision and mission to all interested in preserving and celebrating Scottish customs, culture, heritage and history. This vision has been perpetuated and strengthened since I became High Chief in 1970. In this day and age when there seems to be so much uncertainty in so many aspects of our daily life, I am firmly of the belief that true fellowship and partnership are more important than ever – both those related through blood within the clan; and through the passion of all those wishing to celebrate and preserve Scottish history, heritage, culture and customs through Clan Donald Foundation. Where else can the two join to participate and promote 900 years of history?
I am extremely proud to be the High Chief of Clan Donald, and am committed to giving leadership to both clan members, and guidance to those wanting to celebrate and preserve Scottish history, heritage, culture and customs the Clan did much to define. In this way, we give vision, mission and meaning to a very special way of life, while inviting others to support a 900-year family legacy - through Clan Donald Foundation.
Whether you wish to help preserve the unique and priceless Armadale Castle and its incredible gardens, museum, libraries and educational organizations, or sample for yourselves the significance of the Isle of Skye and the Scottish Highlands, we welcome you with open arms – through Clan Donald Foundation.
The Right Honourable Godfrey James
Macdonald, 8th Baron Macdonald of Sleat