Your gift will support scholarships, free or reduced admission for families in need, carefully crafted education programs, and exhibit experiences for 150,000 people each year. You will join a community of donors who care deeply about science and education. All donor-level members receive elevated membership benefits.
|Donor-Level||2024 Donor-Level PRICE INCREASE||Benefits|
|Supporting Member: $200-$499||Supporting Member: $250-$499||• Six-person Montshire Membership
• Four free admission passes
• 20% savings in the Museum Store
• Invitations to special member and donor events
• Complimentary Caregiver Card
|Contributing Member: $500-$999||Contributing Member: $500-$999||• All Supporting Member benefits
• Ten free admission passes
|Patron: $1,000-$2,499||Patron: $1,000-$2,499||• All Contributing Member Benefits with eight-person Montshire Membership|
|River Society: $2500+||River Society: $2500+||• All Patron benefits plus invitations to special River Society events|
Under IRS guidelines, the value of membership benefits is not substantial so your payment is tax-deductible. Donors of $200 or more receive free admission passes with an estimated fair market value of $18.50 each.
Annual gifts support virtually everything we do. As a donor, you will:
- Support local families in tangible and measurable ways: Your gift will support dozens of scholarships, free or reduced admission for thousands of families in need, hundreds of carefully crafted and well-tested education programs, and exhibit experiences for 150,000 people each year. Income from visitors covers just 51% of the cost to serve each visitor who comes in our doors.
- Provide organizational flexibility and strength: Your gift will help the Montshire pursue innovative initiatives and exciting partnerships, and attract and retain exceptional educators and exhibit designers. In addition, strong giving levels show foundations and government funders that the Montshire and its mission have the community’s support.
- Sustain the unique Montshire experience: Visitors tell us how much they value clean facilities, exhibits that work, and spaces that feel comfortable and safe. Your gift helps make this possible.
Most donors to the Montshire Fund want a membership, too, so we recommend a donor-level membership (see benefits above). However, gifts of any size are greatly appreciated and can be made at any time, regardless of membership. Join as a donor-level member now.